How do you replace a bicycle chain?
- How to replace a bike chain in eight steps. 1. Remove the old chain 2. Clean the cassette 3. Thread the new chain 4. Work out correct length 5. Cut to size 6. Insert the pin 7. Push pin home 8. All done
What tool do I need to remove a bike chain?
Get a chain tool. A chain tool is a small, handheld tool with a rotating handle and metal pin that pushes the rivet out of a chain link so it comes apart. You can find a chain tool online or at your local bike shop.
How do you break a chain without a bolt cutter?
If you don’t have bolt cutters or you have a hardened metal chain that bolt cutters won’t cut through, you can use a saw instead. There are a wide variety of saws that will effectively cut through a chain. Saws that are commonly used to cut chain can be manual or powered and include: Hacksaw.
What is a chain puller?
This tool pulls the two ends of a chain together when installing it on a machine.
Is it easy to change a bike chain?
The best bike multi-tools may include a chain tool which is usually okay but using a proper workshop chain tool makes things much easier. If you’re using a quick link it’s theoretically possible to remove your chain by hand, but a pair of link pliers make it a whole lot easier.