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How to replace a bike chain

Is your bike chain worn, slipping or giving you problems while you ride? Don't worry, replacing your bike chain is a snap.

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7 STEPS
 

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

STEP 1

Take a few pictures of how the chain wraps in the derailleurs and cogs of the wheels

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STEP 2

Clean the bike chain

Use a clean rag with a degreaser. Lightly wrap the rag around the chain then rotate the pedals in reverse to slide the chain through the rag

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STEP 3

Place the rivet extractor on the chain

Turn the handle to start forcing the pin out of the chain entirely

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STEP 4

Now, remove the old chain

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STEP 5

Route the new chain in through the derailleurs and cranks

Use the rivet extractor to push the new pin through the chain link

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STEP 6

Apply a small amount of oil to the rag and smear down the chain

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STEP 7

Run the chain through the various gears of the bike for 30 seconds

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