|Easy to use chain tool to move the pin out. But not all the way!|
This is the first time that I've ever changed a chain! What I found for taking it off, it was so easy! Why have I never tried it before?
I've measured it against the new chain. I am pretty sure the chain hardly has been used despite being so rusty, so I am not worried about chain stretch. The new chain is about 2 chain links too big compared to the one from the bike, as I expected. I've have read that they are usually that way so that they can accommodate different bikes. How do I remove the links on a SRAM chain? I know on ordinary chains you just use chain tool to remove pins, do I do that the same with a SRAM chain? That easy? It looks like I'd have to have it slightly bigger to accommodate the 2 powerlinks. I might just take both chains to shop and get them to shorten..and show me. I don't want to wreck the chain on the first try, although I do know not to remove pins all the way. Mind you, must I completely remove both the pin and links from the section I want removed?
|New chain is a link or so too big. Need to remove slack.|
Yeh, I might take to shop..they said they'd help if I had any questions. But I've already learned something new today! I think it was worth getting this cheap bike...not so scared to play with it. And I suppose with possibly doing a long distance tour this Summer, a chain link tool and knowledge is good to take on it.