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    Senior Member rdtompki's Avatar
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    Very dumb crank removal question

    I've got to remove the FSA Gossamer crank on my Giant. Am I wrong in thinking I can get the crank off without breaking the (Shimano) chain? I should be able to start with the chain on the small chainring and lift the chain off this chainring as i extract the crank/axle assembly. Am I missing something?
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    No problem doing it that way. Just lay the chain on the BB shell andget to work.

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    It should work fine. If for some reason you need to you could also just dump the chain in the front then remove it.

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    I simply shift to small:small to remove as much tension from the chain and lay it on the shell.
    If you're one of those "real sticklers", you can even use a rag to keep the paint clean!

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