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    Bedding in new chain and cassette

    Hi,

    I have installed a new chain and cassette today on the good advice of this forum.

    Once I fitted the new chain I hadnt considered that the chain would be too long!! I took 3 links out (groan) and this seemed to make the new chain fit much better.

    Is there a certain amount of links that I should be checking are in a chain set up?

    Should I do anything to bed the chain and cassette in or is it good to go full throttle straight from the off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Predazord View Post
    Should I do anything to bed the chain and cassette in or is it good to go full throttle straight from the off?
    Just a bit of lube and you will be good to go.
    As for chain length, it's to do with the position of the rear mech tensioner when you are on the smallest cog front & back, and the largest cog front & back. I have to jump in the bath right now so I will leave it for others to explain.

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    Try reading this thread, come back and ask if all is not clear

    http://www.mbr.co.uk/forums/showthre...t=chain+lenght
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