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    Alpe D'Instigator knemo77's Avatar
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    how much should I shorten the chain???

    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

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    Senior Member Avalanche325's Avatar
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    http://www.parktool.com/repair_help/...inlength.shtml

    Here is the answer, with pictures. You want the "Largest cog largest chainring" method.

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    Alpe D'Instigator knemo77's Avatar
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    worked like a charm........thanks for the info

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