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    Bad Chain Alignment

    Alright so I just got my new bike in the mail. Lo and behold, the front and rear sprocket are out of alignment by about an inch. My chain has fallen off 4 times today and I want it fixed. I am not sure how much it would cost to take it to my local bike shop, so I want to try and fix it on my own. Please tell me what I need to do, much thanks.

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    I would start by aligning all the sprockets.

    Seriously, you gave absolutely no information and you're expecting an answer. Is the bike new or used? Is the bike a conversion? What type of cranks do you have? Chainring? Rear hub? Etc.

    Start by posting some detailed pictures of the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrasher9905 View Post
    I am not sure how much it would cost to take it to my local bike shop, so I want to try and fix it on my own.
    You're off to an excellent start.

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    I don't get out enough polishmadman's Avatar
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    Take it to your LBS and ask them.
    12 Schwinn Tourist, 90 something Gary Fisher Marlin (Ss conversion), ?? Bike E RX

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    An INCH? Holy moly.

    Pics please.

    What brand and model? New? Used?

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