Suprisingly little is known about the origin of chains
First use in Indo-European language dates back to 225 BC
Leonardo DaVinci has drawings of a chain that looks amazingly similar to modern bicycle chains
The most familiar chain to us
Generally 114 inner and outer links with either 10 or 8 parts per link depending on whether it is a bushingless chain or not
An old-style bicycle chain has ten parts per link. The typical 57-link chain used on the average multi-speed bike had 570 parts, more than the whole rest of the bicycle put together. There were 114 outer plates, 114 inner plates, 114 rollers, 114 link pins, and 114 bushings.
From Sheldon Brown
3 speed indicator chain
On to chain sightings!
Chain restraining barrier at a parking lot
Chains ensure the hydrant outlet caps don’t wander off
Leftover links from a chain replacement pinned back together
Safety chains on a trailer hitch
Chain securing a cable blocking an entrance
Yellow boundary chain and chain link fence
Chain and padlock securing a gate
Chains on swings at the park
Next ride see if you can find any chains for a change 🙂
Just coming back to town, and there is the fox!
Actually visible in the photos this time 🙂