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Not necessarily, but having the right tool it is the most secure and comfortable way of shortening the new chain, which is almost always necessary. Recently I had to change a worn out chain and I wasn't home, I was a someone else's garage and he would lend me his chain tool only to find the tool was damaged and was unable to remove a pin, so no way of using ...


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You need a chain tool. All drivetrains are different. The chainring size (or the big ring size if a 2x or 3x drivetrain), largest cog size, and chainstay length all influence the length of chain needed, and all bicycles differ in these parameters. 116 links is a standard length that suffices for the longest required chains on most bicycles. Hence, that ...


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