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    How can I shorten my bike chain?

    does anyone know how? it is too big.

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    you need a chain-breaker. I got the park tool one for $12.
    are you sure it's your chain that's too big and not a problem with the rear derailleur keeping tension?

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    yes, where can I get a park tool?

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    I ride a REAL Schwinn!
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    You can get a chain breaker from Park tool or many other companies (Park Tool is a well-repected bicycle tool company) from your LBS or online at nearly any online bike store.

    -Moab
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    The park tools website will show you how to calculate your correct chain length, and use the tool, but get your shop to demonstrate, and have a practice on an old chain.

    http://www.parktool.com/repair_help/...ex.shtml#chain

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