Bicycle Mechanics - Dura-Ace Chain install
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02-27-08, 12:15 AM
I know this is going to be easy but a search did not find the result I was looking for. I broke a chain on the way to work this morning and stopped and got a dura-ace chain at my lbs. I asked the guy at the shop and he said it should not be difficult to install and that it should work right out of the box. So I got it on my bike the correct way but it seems the connecting pin sticks out some. Do I bust this off or what? I have never worked on a chain before and I am learning bike maintenance as I go. Any help would be appreciated. Also, how do I know if the size is correct? Everything seems pretty tight without being too tight so it seems right but not sure.
02-27-08, 12:37 AM
Thanks for the link ded. Looks like I need a chain tool to push that pin in all the way. Oh well, back to the store tomorrow.
How did you get the pin in without a chain tool to begin with ?
02-27-08, 07:18 AM
When you took the DA chain out of the package, ya notice that white sheet of paper called instructions?
02-27-08, 08:22 AM
Read the instructions...They are quite clear.
02-27-08, 10:40 AM
If you get a Dura-Ace chain from PBK it comes in a celophane bag with no pins or instructions. I guess that is part of getting to their $25 price point.
02-27-08, 11:36 AM
Actually, I did get the instructions and I even read them. It just so happens that the instructions I got contain roughly half the information that dedhead linked to. If you want me to scan them in I can. I was only able to get the pin in about halfway, basically just the guide pin part of it. BTW, I scored on the chain. Performance Bike's website was advertising them for $25 but when I went into the store last night to purchase a chain they were marked at $21.00. The ultegra chain was marked on sale for more money than the dura-ace chain was. Winnah. Just planning to take my bike down to the shop tonight to get it done.
take the money you saved and put it toward a chain tool and you won't have to run down to the shop next time.
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