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Old 12-08-03, 04:58 PM   #1
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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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Old 12-08-03, 05:05 PM   #2
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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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worked like a charm........thanks for the info
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