Video: How to Replace a Bike Chain

Is your bike chain worn and slipping or just giving you problems? Don’t worry replacing your bike chain is a snap. You got this.
 

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How to replace a bike chain

 

Is your bike chain worn and slipping or just giving you problems? Don’t worry replacing your bike chain is a snap. You got this. 

1. Step one. Grab your cellphone and take a few pictures of how the chain wraps in the derailleurs and cogs of the wheel. You may need to reference this information later. 

2. Next up, clean the bike chain, because trust us, it’s going to get your hands dirty. Use a clean rag with a degreaser. Lightly wrap the rag around the chain, and then rotate the pedals in reverse to clean it. 

3. Grab the chain tool and place it on the chain, turning the handle to start forcing the pin out of the chain entirely. Like this. 

4. Now you can remove the old chain.

5. Grab the new chain and route it in through the derailleurs and cranks. Use the chain tool to push the new pin through the chain link. 

6. Apply a small amount of lubricant to the rag and smear down the chain. 

7. Now run the chain through the various gears of the bike for 30 seconds.

Nice work. See? You got this. 


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