http://www.bikemanforu.com/ Wheel restoration continues with a lot of cone wrench usage. First, BikemanforU delves into his Schwinn Speedster bike restoration with metal rivet repair on a chrome fender using his mother’s father’s anvil. Sebastian gloves up for some major wheel cleaning. The axle, cups, bearing retaining washers and bearings all undergo a thorough brushing. Then […]
How To Replace A Bicycle Chain
The chain on your bike wears out over time and eventually you’ll have to replace it. Fortunately, the process is pretty simple – Simon shows you how.
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First thing to do is find out whether your chain is joined together with a pin or with a quick link. If you have a quick link then technically you can remove the chain with your bare hands. Bear in mind though that when it comes to re-sizing your chain, you can only cut it down to the right size with the use of a chain tool.
If you don’t have your old chain to hand, or if you’ve changed your gear ratios and need a new size of chain, we’ve also got a failsafe way of finding the correct chain length for your bike!
It’s best to check for chain wear on a regular basis – leave it to long and it will damage your whole drivetrain.
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