How To Use A Chain Tool

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As soon as your mountain bike chain becomes damaged, you

really should immediately replace it with a new one particular. It

is achievable even so, to repair a broken chain employing

a chain tool. For this quite cause, most mountain

bikers travel with a chain tool.

Your chain has 3 basic elements - the metal

side plates, the rollers in between the side plates,

and the rivets, or pins which go by way of the rollers

and help to hold the plates together. These pins

let the rollers to freely turn as the chain

moves about the cogs.

If your chain happens to break, you will need to remove

the broken link and replace it with a spare link.

To do this, basically reattach the two ends of the

broken chain and ride on a shorter chain until you

can get it replaced with commercial fencing.

To take away a broken link of chain, place it in the

chain tool. Now, turn the tool counter clockwise

till the rivet pin of the chain tool touches

the chain rivet. Continue to turn the tool till

the pin pushes out of the roller. Be really cautious,

as you want to quit turning when the pin is right

at the edge of the roller, just before it moves through

the outer side plate.

Now, turn the tool in the other direction, and back

it out of the roller. Set the tool to the side,

then work the chain very gently from side to side

and extract the inner side plates and roller.

Now is the time to re-route the chain by means of the

bike. You may want to have a chain retaining tool

or some to help you hold the chain in the proper

spot as you route and repair it.

Now that the broken link has been removed and

you have re-routed the chain, you happen to be ready to insert

a new link or basically connect the links that had been

beside the broken one particular. The process here is the

same - align the two ends so that the link with

the inner side plates will fit inside the link

with the pin and outer side plates. Now, use the

chain tool to push the pin inward until it's

positioned evenly among the side plates.

The simplest way to find out how to do this or feel

comfortable doing it is to have somebody show you,

then truly practice with a chain and a chain

tool. You will have no trouble at all creating a

temporary repair in a mountain bike chain once

you have noticed it completed by a expert and practiced

it yourself a handful of {times

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