Bicycle Mechanics - how much should I shorten the chain???
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12-08-03, 04:58 PM
I just bought a new chain for my bike and I have never installed a chain before. My question is how much should I shorten my chain, how can I tell when it is the correct length? it is on a bike I am building up so I have no other chain to measure with.
It is a nine speed with a LX rear deraileur and I do have a chain tool.
thanks in advance
12-08-03, 05:05 PM
Here is the answer, with pictures. You want the "Largest cog largest chainring" method.
12-08-03, 11:05 PM
worked like a charm........thanks for the info
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