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Old 08-11-14, 11:50 PM   #1
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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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Old 08-12-14, 12:56 AM   #2
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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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Read this: All About Bicycle Chainline
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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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Old 08-12-14, 09:52 AM   #5
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Take it to your LBS and ask them.
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Old 08-12-14, 10:41 AM   #6
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An INCH? Holy moly.

Pics please.

What brand and model? New? Used?
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