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Offline BrokeSpoke

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Chain assembly
« on: June 21, 2008, 09:25:21 PM »
There has got to be a better way to get the tiny pin through the 2 segments of chain. this was the biggest pain the the ass, one half of the chain was under tension from the derailure and the other half kept wanting to fall off the chain ring. I had to use needle nose pliers to push the pin just barley into the one half, then use the chain tool, while holding the 2 half's, and force the pin through the second half. and the pin bent one of the links as it was going through the last hole! there is no way I could do this on the trail, what is the secret?

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Re: Chain assembly
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2008, 09:34:50 PM »
shift to small ring and small gear or take chain off gear....or use a sram powerlink (that takes about 10 seconds)

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Re: Chain assembly
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2008, 09:43:30 PM »
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Re: Chain assembly
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2008, 09:56:45 PM »
Take the chain off the small ring in the front and buy a sram chain.

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Re: Chain assembly
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2008, 11:02:49 PM »
I use shimano chains and change them when they start stretching. I also use good shifting practices, IE not shifting when the drivetrain is loaded, and have yet to break a chain. To me spending 30 bucks on a chain every now and then is alot better than having a ride messed up.
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Re: Chain assembly
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2008, 08:26:07 AM »
power links are the shizzle..

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Re: Chain assembly
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2008, 12:09:55 PM »
I'm ordering a SRAM chain friday

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Re: Chain assembly
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2008, 12:50:51 PM »
be sure to order a powerlink as well. about $3.50 and saves tons of headaches.

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Re: Chain assembly
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2008, 01:04:32 PM »
Powerlink fo shizzle! But, if'n yer old skool, remove the bent link and discard. Use the tool to push the next pin out, but not quite all the way. Wiggle the two ends of chain in place so the pin just catches and helps hold them together. Use the tool to push the pin through. It's almost impossible to reinsert a pin that's been fully removed on the trail.
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Re: Chain assembly
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2008, 02:39:34 PM »
be sure to order a powerlink as well. about $3.50 and saves tons of headaches.

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Re: Chain assembly
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2008, 09:57:14 PM »
The Sram powerlink works on Shimano chains too, currently using an XTR (7701) Shimano chain with a Sram powerlink. You can usually get the 7701 for $10 to $15 dollars less than the Sram chain, thay will buy a lot of powerlinks :)

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Re: Chain assembly
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2008, 10:13:29 PM »
The Sram powerlink works on Shimano chains too, currently using an XTR (7701) Shimano chain with a Sram powerlink. You can usually get the 7701 for $10 to $15 dollars less than the Sram chain, thay will buy a lot of powerlinks :)
just replace one of the XTR links with a power link?

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Re: Chain assembly
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2008, 10:27:54 PM »
Exactly, and it is so easy to clean the bike with out the chain in the way :)

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Re: Chain assembly
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2008, 02:16:18 PM »
I must be an idiot, but I couldn't get my link off the other day. I know it is supposed to be easy, but..... :-\

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Re: Chain assembly
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2008, 02:17:38 PM »
You don't want me to elaborate any more on that... ;D
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