Introduction

This guide shows how to remove a chain on a Windsor Willow.

The chain connects the crank arm to the gear cluster on the back wheel.
  • The chain connects the crank arm to the gear cluster on the back wheel.

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On the chain, locate the master chain.  It is a lighter gray than the other links of the chain.  This is how you can break the chain for easier removal.
  • On the chain, locate the master chain. It is a lighter gray than the other links of the chain. This is how you can break the chain for easier removal.

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To separate the Master Link, hold the left side of the link in your left hand and the link to the right in your right hand.  Push the two links together to enable the release.  Pull the links apart, one hand moving towards yourself and the other away from you.  This will separate the links of the chain. To separate the Master Link, hold the left side of the link in your left hand and the link to the right in your right hand.  Push the two links together to enable the release.  Pull the links apart, one hand moving towards yourself and the other away from you.  This will separate the links of the chain.
  • To separate the Master Link, hold the left side of the link in your left hand and the link to the right in your right hand. Push the two links together to enable the release. Pull the links apart, one hand moving towards yourself and the other away from you. This will separate the links of the chain.

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Once you have separated the links of the chain, pull down on the right side of the chain as shown.  Pull until the chain has been fully removed from the gears.  Place the chain on a paper towel or cloth to prevent getting grease anywhere.
  • Once you have separated the links of the chain, pull down on the right side of the chain as shown. Pull until the chain has been fully removed from the gears. Place the chain on a paper towel or cloth to prevent getting grease anywhere.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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