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Old 02-09-09, 10:19 PM   #1
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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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Old 02-09-09, 10:33 PM   #2
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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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