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    Need to remove a few links from my new Sram cross step chain. I have a question.

    Can I use a regular chain remover tool to push a pin out and shorten the chain? I have used the chain pin removal tool many times on a Shimano chain and was just wondering if removing the pin/links on a Sram Cross Step chain is the same as my old Shimano chain? Thanx for any advice!
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    Yes, as many links as you want.

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    Great thanx for the confirmation!
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    Confirmed. Removed 4 links from my new Sram PC991 chain with a regular chain tool. All good!
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    How does one know if his chain is too loose? i've got some slack in my chain and i feel like i could take out a few links but how many is too many? Should i put it in the highest gear when shortening the chain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowtidejoe View Post
    How does one know if his chain is too loose? i've got some slack in my chain and i feel like i could take out a few links but how many is too many? Should i put it in the highest gear when shortening the chain?
    Park Tool chain length sizing instructions. Go about 2/3rds down the page to the "Largest Cog and Largest Chainring Method", that's the method I always use. Basically, you put the chain around the big ring and largest cog and see the shortest link where the chain could be connected, then add two links to that.

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    I just swapped all my stuff from a Shimano 3x8 to a Sram 1x9 and w/ a med cage rear derailleur (had a long cage Shimano before). In high gear (smallest cog) my derailleur had no tension on it and my new Sram chain was rubbing/dragging on the cage of the derailleur. No more rubbing and the shifts are a little snappier too.
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