|How do you install a chain?||chrisbaby|
May 14, 2003 6:46 AM
|Specifically, a Dura-Ace 9-speed chain. How do you make sure you have the right tension? Is there a particular gear the chain should be in while installing it?
Thanks in advance
May 14, 2003 7:24 AM
May 14, 2003 7:30 AM
|Park tools offers some how-to guidance.
There are many methods people use to install a chain. I put the chain on the two smallest rings. I then overlap the ends of the chain under the chainstay. I pull the slack until my derailleur cage begins to move. I then mark the chain and break the appropriate link of chain. With a Shimano chain, once you have the correct length, you insert the little pin to hold it in place. Then with a chain-tool push the rest of the pin through the chain and break off the front half. Twist and wiggle the link to loosen it up a little. It has a tendancy to be sticky at first.
It would be a good idea to get yourself an extra pin for the future.
May 14, 2003 7:34 AM
|http://draco.acs.uci.edu/rbfaq/FAQ/index.html Go to section "8d Tech Chains"; or http://www.sheldonbrown.com/articles.html.|| |