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    Replaced my chain. Question...

    I broke my first chain over the weekend. I replaced it today, but I accidentally took off one more link than I should have when sizing it. My old chain (which was only 2 weeks old) had 53 links. The one I put on today (same model) has 52. Is this going to be a problem? I tried to add a link but it was very stiff and would have done more harm than good I think.

    Is a shorter chain bad?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrapeApe
    I broke my first chain over the weekend. I replaced it today, but I accidentally took off one more link than I should have when sizing it. My old chain (which was only 2 weeks old) had 53 links. The one I put on today (same model) has 52. Is this going to be a problem? I tried to add a link but it was very stiff and would have done more harm than good I think.

    Is a shorter chain bad?

    Thanks.
    If a chain is tight after pressing a pin in try flexing the chain perpendicular to the way the chain is made to bend. This eventualy loosens the tight link. Takes a lot of back and forth flexing before it works, but it works

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrapeApe
    Is a shorter chain bad?

    Could be, you have to check it out.
    I know in my heart that Ellsworth bikes are more durable by as much as double. AND they are all lighter...Tony Ellsworth

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