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Old 06-15-13, 01:26 PM
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chain caught between arm and ring

so I wiped out last night and my chain ended up like this. i have tired pulling it back out but there is not enough space. the crankset is old so i can't remove the arm from the rings. is my only option to break the chain?
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Old 06-15-13, 01:46 PM
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This looks like an excellent time to replace your chain - I have managed to free stuck chains of this sort by aligning the chain over its smallest width and banging it with a screw driver - I find it a little more difficult to free a chain that gets stuck on the rear free wheel because of risk to the spoke necks when freeing...
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Old 06-15-13, 01:58 PM
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You can saw/file off the peg on the back of the crank arm which is preventing removal of the chain - clearly it doesn't help in any way.
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Old 06-15-13, 02:06 PM
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Spray/pour some lube to make it easier to slide.
Remove the rear wheel so you have more slack
on the chain to twist/manipulate it.
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Old 06-15-13, 02:24 PM
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i managed to get a few of the screws that hold the rings together loose and got it out! thx
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I'd replace the chain. Consider the kind of twisting and forcing it took for the chain to get in there, and you might have a damaged chain which will likely out itself at a very inconvenient time.
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i managed to get a few of the screws that hold the rings together loose and got it out! thx
Make sure you use a chainring tool and get them tight when you put them back on.
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Since it got in there without magic, we can assume that the ring flexed away enough to clear it.

Here's how to get it back out. Improvise a pry bar so you can flex the ring away from the arm. You'll do this from the outer rim which is beynd the pin. Ready the chain with an inner link at the pin, so you'll need the least amount of room. Flex the ring away as you slide (force) the chain past the pin.

Done!
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