Bicycle Chain Replacement And Repair –

Here we explain how to replace a bicycle chain on a derailleur-equipped bicycle so that you can install a new chain when yours wears out. Bicycles with derailleurs use a chain that The Park CT-3 Chain Tool is a great choicenormally cannot be removed unless you separate one link with a chain tool (photo, left), a special bicycle tool that lets you push a pin out of the chain (more about this procedure later).

The techniques used to replace a chain will also help you repair one should you or a riding companion have a problem on the road or trail. For example, as long as you carry a chain tool, it’s a fairly simple matter to repair something as serious as a broken chain, which would otherwise leave you stranded. More…