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Old 12-17-07, 05:29 PM   #1
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Advice on chain repair for next time?

So, last night I put together an Xtracycle onto my bike, one of the installation requirements is that a new section of chain has to be added to your current chain. Having the proper 7 speed chain to connect to the Xtracycle's included chain, put it all together just fine, had the proper tools.. But!

In the box, the Xtracycle's chain had one of the rivets knocked out of the outer plate and it was floating around in the little bag. Putting it back into the plate to put the chain together was *extremely* aggrivating. I eventually did it by taking the inner section of an old piece of chain, setting the rivet into it, putting it into the slot on the first slot in the chain tool and the unfinished chain in the second slot, and pushing it through using the old broken chain as a guide.

Is there a better way to do this? I never personally take the rivet all the way out of the chain, but there must be a better solution for those times when it *does* come out..
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Old 12-17-07, 05:45 PM   #2
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Actually, I think that was a pretty resourceful way to handle that problem. I suppose the only easier way to do would be to replace that link with a masterlink (no reason why you can't have multiple masterlinks on any chain). But I like your solution better because it costs nothing.

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Yep, no better way. In fact, if I find myself in that situation, I'll use your method. It's a good one.
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