Return your length of chain to the lowest cog on your bike and through the derailleur on the rear wheel. Connect your master link to both ends of the chain and tighten the chain until you feel it snap into place, then remove the master link. According to Strait, ″make sure your chain is all the way on and that you have some strain in there.″
How do you reconnect a bike chain without the tool?
Putting the Master Link Back in Place Without Using A Chain Tool
- Grasp the master link at the top of your drivetrain’s end and attach it while the chain is resting against the cassette and chainring.
- Holding the brakes and using the pedals will help to produce tension.
- As a result of the stress, the pins of your master link will snap into position.
What causes bike chain to slip?
Skipping or slipping bike chains are most often caused by a very stretched chain or worn cogs teeth. After a long period of riding and hard use, the chain will become stretched and begin to cause damage to both the cassette and chainring teeth, at a certain point the chain will lose its good mechanical contact, resulting in the skipping or slipping of the bike chain.
What causes a dropped chain?
A derailment can be caused by a bent or stiff link, as well as by a chain that is too long or that is not intended to work with your specific powertrain setup, among other things. As mud from the back tire accumulates around the bottom bracket, it finally ends up on the chainring, resulting in a chain that has dropped off the bicycle.