noob question about the chain
So I finally got a bike (99 Schwinn Le Tour). Its a great bike and I got it for a great price. Lastnight I was heading out for a nice evening ride and the masterlink on the chain fell off. I looked for a few minutes, but it was like finding a needle in a hay stack. So I removed the chain and walked the bike home. When I got here i tried rethreading the chain and when I did, the chain seemed to be something like 4" too long. So I was wondering if anyonr can talk me through or point me in the direction of a nice little tutorial on how to thread the chain through the derailleur and all. Like I said, i tried for a good hour, many different ways, but it still seemed rediculously long.