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Old 06-09-07, 07:47 AM
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Need help with chain installation

I am trying to put a new sram chain on my wifes Trek X01, but can't get it to work right. Is looks I have it fed through the draiuller right, but the chain is too loose. The new chain is slightly shorter than the old chain so it should work. Can someone explain the proper way to put this chain on?
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Old 06-09-07, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by shades9323
... but the chain is too loose. The new chain is slightly shorter than the old chain so it should work.
Do you mean to say the new chain is slightly longer then the old chain (the typcial condition)?
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Old 06-09-07, 10:22 AM
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If it's too loose, it's too loose. Shift into the smallest chainring on the front and the smallest on the back, the chain should have a little tension and keep the rear derailleur pulley (top one) from rubbing the chain as it comes out of the guide ( bottom pulley). a quarter to half inch clearance is good. Just make sure the chain does not bind when you shift into the largest combination, the rear derailleur cage should almost be at it's limit.

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