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TheFD
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KMC Chain

Postby TheFD » Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:08 am

Sorry for the newbie question...

I have just got a new KMC X10EL chain. It comes with the missing link. The instructions say to use the tool for fitting it. Do you need to have it or will I be able to do it with my fingers?

For removing it do I need the tool?
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tincaman
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Re: KMC Chain

Postby tincaman » Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:35 am

No tool required to fit it. Optional to remove it but it does make it easier.

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Re: KMC Chain

Postby binkybike » Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:52 am

As above, no tool to fit, absolutely no need. I use some long nosed pliers to remove, it can be removed by hand though, just a bit fiddly.

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Re: KMC Chain

Postby TheFD » Wed Jun 19, 2013 17:09 pm

Ok - I've put the new chain on but it seems far too long! Is it normal to have to shorten the chain? Do I measure it against the old one to get the length correct?
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Re: KMC Chain

Postby smidsy » Wed Jun 19, 2013 17:13 pm

Yes it is normal to have to shorten it. You need a chain breaking tool to do this.
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Re: KMC Chain

Postby TheFD » Wed Jun 19, 2013 17:28 pm

smidsy wrote:Yes it is normal to have to shorten it. You need a chain breaking tool to do this.

Thanks - I have got one. Do I just measure against my old chain? Or do I need to count the links?
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Re: KMC Chain

Postby smidsy » Wed Jun 19, 2013 17:32 pm

If you were happy with the old one then sure, use it as a template.
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Re: KMC Chain

Postby wishitwasallflat » Wed Jun 19, 2013 18:25 pm

TheFD wrote:
smidsy wrote:Yes it is normal to have to shorten it. You need a chain breaking tool to do this.

Thanks - I have got one. Do I just measure against my old chain? Or do I need to count the links?


If the old one was correct then the new one needs to have the same number of links - NB the new one will be slightly shorter in length that the old one once they both have the same number of links if the old one suffered chain stretch (the main reason to get a new one in the first place).

If the old one wasn't correct then check this http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-hel ... gth-sizing


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