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    bent chain link

    if i have a bent chain link on my chain that came stock with my setup...would it be ok to sipmly remove the link and ride it a little shorter?

    thanks.
    bill

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    maybe, maybe not. shift into big/big and see if the derailleur cage can move any more toward the crank. one link will make a significant difference. if it's a sram chain and the outer plates are bent you could put another master link in.
    or you can just take it out and promise never to use big and big while riding, but even the most concious riders will accidently do that once in awhile.
    sram chains have to be reassembled with master link, shimano chains have to be reassembled with new pin.

    Quote Originally Posted by billbad
    if i have a bent chain link on my chain that came stock with my setup...would it be ok to sipmly remove the link and ride it a little shorter?

    thanks.
    bill

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    You should be fine since most bikes you buy come with too long of a chain anyways. Just make sure and test that you can get the bike into at least the big ring/ 3 combo and have the rear derailer pointing straight down or just slightly forward of straight down.
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    yea...its a shimano chain...ill take it out and see what happens.

    thanks again

    bill

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