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I need to take apart a bike chain then reattach it how do i do that?

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There should be one link with a slight different color, depending on the type of link, there may be a clip, or you need to punch a pin out, to reassemble squeeze the pin back in with multi grips

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How to Shorten a Bike Chain?


You need to buy a link extractor, really really cheap.
Check the chain for a fast release link, they look different from the other links and pop it open or remove the sliding clip.
Figure out how much chain you want to remove then lay it in the link machine, lining up the link pin with the tip of the screw plunger and turn the screw plunger pin (it may be difficult at first but pile on the pressure and it will push the pin out)
Reattach the fast link to both ends of the chain and it's done.

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Hey man...thanks! I am reattaching the real wheel and I am looking for a schematic to show me what side the spacers go on the axle and in what order??? If you have a schematic blown apart that would be...


With out knowing the year and model of your motorcycle it would be hard to get you a picture. But you can look up a break down of your rear wheel and axle at Bikebandit.com in the OEM parts section.

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Have a Diamondback Octane 20 (boys). Took the rear tire off to install a new inner tube. Don't know what happened...but now I can't get the chain back in place. Seems all twisted but I know that's...


Even though chains seem like the can't get twisted, they still can. Rivets in the individual links can become bent, and the links themselves can become bent as well. Also, your chain can be removed, and its a simple process. Although, getting the chain back on sometimes is an excercise in futility.

To remove your chain it's easiest to turn your bicycle upsiode down so that it's resting on the handle bars and the seat. Now you need to look for the master link. This link has a different shape than the other links. This link is designed to snap into place. However, it can be snapped apart for jus this type of scenario. Often, most links resemble an 8. And just as often, the master link is a simple oval shape. Once you have found that master link, use a pair of flathead screwdrivers and pry the link apart. Now that chain is apart, you can easily remove the chain from the bicycle and straighten it out. This will often remove any odd kinks in the chain itself, but be sure you look the chain over for any signs of link damage.

Happy pedaling!

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My chain snapped and I fixed that. But exactly how is the chain threaded through the Shimano rear derailleur? What is the correct path over and under the 2 jockey wheels? I cannot find a diagram that shows...


It will entail taking the chain apart again (known as "breaking" the chain).
The chain feeds UNDER the lower cog on the derailleur, BETWEEN the 2 cogs, and OVER the top one... then BEHIND the gear cluster and back OVER it. Run the other end AROUND the front chainwheels, through the front derailleur and re-connect. You may find it helpful to lay the bike on its side (sprockets up) and have someone hold rear derailleur to keep tension off the chain.e86da85.jpg
Good luck to you.

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I do not know how to get the chain off of my bike does anyone know how to take it apart.


Bike chains have one link that you can take apart. Look at all of the links and you will find one that looks different. you can use a straight screwdriver to push the removable keeper off the link and it will come apart so you can remove the chain.

For more info:
http://www.bicyclinglife.com/HowTo/ChangeAChain.htm

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I'm cleaning my MTB chain. I removed it from the front chain guard by taking out a screw. Now, it's all kinked up, and I can 't get them out.


a bicycle chain cannot be removed from the bike without breaking the chain using a special chain break tool or if the chain has a special link called a quick link that snaps apart. However, to clean a chain it does not need to be removed from the bike. Some degreaser, a stiff brush and some water as all that needed to clean the chain, then follow the cleaning with some good bicycle chain lube.

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I need to know how to adjust the chain tension


The only way to adjust the "tension" of the chain is to remove links. You will need a chain breaker tool. Shift the bike into the biggest chain ring and the biggest cog of the cassette, then break the chain, leaving the pin partially in the link but far enough out that the chain separates. Now, pull the chain together so that the rear derailleur's arm is as horizontal as possible and aiming toward the crank. Break the appropriate link to connect the chain so the derailleur stays in that position and reattach the chain using the pin you left partially engaged.

i hope this helps
-matthew

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Problem with chain and gears


Wash, degrease and scrub the chain and derailleurs with a good degreaser (like Simple Green). Dry the chain and relubricate it with an appropriate bike chain lubricant (not oil or WD-40). Shift the derailleurs to the smallest chain ring and cog on the cassette (low front gear, high rear gear) and then loosen the cable at the derailleurs, pull the cables taut and reattach them. If the derailleurs still need adjustment, here is a procedure for it:
Flip the bike over (so you can pedal the bike manually while you shift) and shift the front to the middle chain ring. Shift the rear to the highest gear (small cog). Release the cable from the pinch bolt on the derailleur. Adjust the screw marked "H" on the derailleur until the jockey wheel on the derailleur is aligned perfectly over the small cassette cog. Set the cable adjuster on the derailleur to the middle of its range (find this by screwing it all the way in and then count how many revolutions it makes until it screws out completely. Screw it back in one half of the total revolutions). Reattach the cable and shift to the lowest gear (the biggest cog). Over-shift and hold on the shifter, then adjust the "L" screw on the derailleur until the jockey wheel sits just past the last cog. You have to hold the shifter to do this. Now shift into the middle gear (or one of the two middle gears if the bike has an even number of gears) and adjust the derailleur using the barrel adjuster you previously set to the middle of its range. Adjust it so that the derailleur is sitting perfectly over the appropriate gear. Shift up and down the cassette while pedaling and in every gear, reverse pedal (freewheel) to make sure the chain does not hop. Adjust as necessary until all gears are smooth.
Now the front:
Set the rear derailleur to the lowest gear (big cog) and the front to the lowest gear (small chain ring). Disconnect the derailleur cable. Screw in the adjuster for the cable tension all the way (this adjuster is on the shifter of a mountain bike or the down tube of a road bike). Pedal to make sure the chain is not rubbing on the derailleur cage. If it is, adjust the "L" setting on the derailleur until the chain moves by without touching the cage. Now pull taut and reattch the cable and shift the front to the big ring while pedaling. If it does not shift up well or completely, hold the shifter past its normal shift and adjust the "H" screw so that the derailleur allows the shift. Shift into the highest cassette gear and keep pedaling. The chain should not be touching the front derailleur's cage when you pedal. Adjust with the barrel adjuster until the chain moves freely without touching the derailleur cage.
That should be it, unless there is another mechanical problem causing the missed shifts, like a bent derailleur hanger or damaged teeth on the cassette cogs or a bad derailleur. If it is still problematic, come back for further information.

i hope this helps
-matthew

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How to take a bike chain off a mountain bike


You need to find the master link, remove the retaining clip, and drive out the pin. Master link will look different from the others, but that's about all the advice I can give you to find it. It will have a clip that holds the pin associated with that link inside the link. Once you pull the clip the pin can come out and the chain will be open. Be careful not to lose the roller/bushing inside, but it normally will stay unless you try to take it apart.

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I have a pacific usa mountain bike and the chain broke an i bought a chain and I cant figer out how to put it back together


well usually all chains have a link that comes off. if you get that to come apart, then you put the chain on the teeth were the teeth come through between the links. then you link back together the two chain links. it might be a little hard though

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