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What type of chain - Shimano have chain connector pins for exactly this task for many of their chains. Note the pin must exactly match the chain. If you have a length of the same chain (I always keep the left overs when I put ion a new chain) break the chain again and remake the chain with the leftovers. I have (in desperation - bike shops 100km away, no ...


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Sounds like it could be the tension on the cable. If its the original then replace it. If its new then look at reindexing the gears? Have a look on Sheldon Brown for a much more comprehensive run down of what it might be. If all else fails it could be that its got rotated or slipped at some point. Just loosen the screw holding it to the frame and lift it up ...


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I always carry the cutoff from a new chain (or a few links of it) in my kit. Take the chain apart at the next link down from where you lost the pin (being more careful this time) and then take two half-links from the cutoff and install them. And, while you have that cutoff piece handy, do a trial to see how many turns of the crank it it is to take the pin ...


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If the chain won't move to the smallest sprocket, there are two likely causes: too much tension on the Bowden cable (usually a result of re-tightening it too much – during operation it is more likely to lose tension) outer limiter screw on the derailleur too tight Of course there's also the possibility of a bent derailleur, but I'll leave that out for ...



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