Fitting a new Chain

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  1. leegregory

    leegregory New Member

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    Hello. I had an unfortunate incident last night on the way home from work, in the freezing rain and dakness of night my chain snapped twice, i was able to do some running repairs to get me home but i now have the dilemma of fitting the new chain i have bought.

    It is an Ultegra 9sp Chainset and the chiain i bought is an original Shimano chain (bought at half normal price from Parkers International).

    The LBS wants to charge me £5 for fitting it, erm i don't think so. I have a chain rivet tool and figure it can't be that difficult, all i need to do is get the right length.

    My question is, what is the correct way of fitting a new chain?

    Thanks in Advance.
     
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  2. boudreaux

    boudreaux New Member

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    www.parktool.com repair section has the drill.
     
  3. artmichalek

    artmichalek New Member

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    Assuming you still have all the pieces of the old chain, you just need to make sure the new one has the same number of links. You'll probably have to remove a few.
     
  4. boudreaux

    boudreaux New Member

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    And that assumes the old one was correct....right?
     
  5. jabike

    jabike New Member

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    My method has always been to wrap the new chain around the large chain ring and the smallest cog bypassing the derailleurs. Adding one link to this measurement has always worked for me.
     
  6. boudreaux

    boudreaux New Member

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    I bet you meant big/big?? Unless you ride in the big/small all the time. LOL.... :rolleyes:
     
  7. jabike

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    Duh....I need my bike in front of me so it will make sense. Yes, big to big and add a link normally works.
     
  8. boudreaux

    boudreaux New Member

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    LOL..... Way to go dude.
     
  9. leegregory

    leegregory New Member

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    I had to take a couple of links out to get the rivet back in right but i had thought about that one.

    Thank you gentlemen i will now go fix things and get back in the saddle.

    Cheers one and all.:)
     
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