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Old 06-27-08, 10:43 AM
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Nashbar Chain Installation?

I have never installed a chain before, and I am trying to install the Nashbar 6/7 speed chain on my bike. I can't figure out the master link. What am I doing wrong? It's labeled KMC and the master link is in two pieces. One is a link with 2 pins on it, and the other is slotted with a larger hole at one end then the other. That's the best I can describe it. Thanks in advance
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Old 06-27-08, 11:14 AM
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I think what you have to do is put the chain together with the 'pinned' link and then put the large hole of the 'flat' link onto one of the pins. Then you bend the chain laterally just enough to fit the other pin into the wide part of the slot. When you unbend the chain the pin moves into the narrow part of the slot and you're done.
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Old 06-27-08, 12:16 PM
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Thanks alot, haha I feel dumb for not being able to figure that out.
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Glad to help
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Old 06-27-08, 05:26 PM
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I had the same problem with the same chain from Nashbar. I never could get it to work, on or off the bike.
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Old 07-25-08, 07:05 PM
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I'm having the same problem w/ the Nashbar chain!!! I figured out the part about how to slot it, but the pin just doesn't fit no way no how!!! Has anybody actually gotten this 6/7 spd chain to work?
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Old 07-25-08, 08:36 PM
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Regardless, once you get the chain on, maintenance is important. check this out !http://sheldonbrown.com/chainclean.html
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I just put that same chain on a bike, and I couldn't get it to work either. I ended up effing up the master link after a while, and had to ditch it. I had to use a extra regular link instead. Not a great design. OTOH, I installed a SRAM 6/7 chain about a month ago, and it was no problem.
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Originally Posted by gregstandt View Post
Regardless, once you get the chain on, maintenance is important. check this out !http://sheldonbrown.com/chainclean.html
That was a joke.. right?
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