Introduction

In this repair you will be using a chain cutting tool to reinsert a pin between two chain links, completing the chain.

Tools

Parts

No parts required.

Rout the chain around the front chain rings and rear derailleur. Pull the ends of the chain together.
  • Rout the chain around the front chain rings and rear derailleur.

  • Pull the ends of the chain together.

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Use the chain cutter tool to press the chain pin back through the chain link. If it is difficult to push it back in, the links are not aligned properly. Realign and try again if this is the case. Caution: Reusing pins in chains can cause the chain to fail.  This is because the pins are press fit into link.  Using a new pin when assembling a chain is recommend for long term use.
  • Use the chain cutter tool to press the chain pin back through the chain link. If it is difficult to push it back in, the links are not aligned properly. Realign and try again if this is the case.

  • Caution: Reusing pins in chains can cause the chain to fail. This is because the pins are press fit into link. Using a new pin when assembling a chain is recommend for long term use.

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what do you do if the Chain keeps Falling off when your Riding the Bike an the Chain still rubs against the tire .

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