How do you take off a bike chain without the tool?
If your chain has a master link, remove the link by twisting it off with a pair of needle nose pliers. Press the nubs through to the other side to fully remove the link. You may need to use a hammer or wrench to tap the link so that it pops out allowing the chain to separate.
How often should I change my bike chain?
The 2,000-Mile Rule. To avoid this accelerated wear of your cassette and chainrings, a general rule of thumb is to replace your bike’s chain every 2,000 miles. Mind you, this is just a starting point. No two chains will wear at exactly the same rate because no two riders treat their chains the same. 4
How do you remove a sprocket?
Wrap the chain whip tool around the largest sprocket and secure it. The chain whip tool holds the cassette in place so that you can loosen the lockring. Place the sprocket removal tool around the lockring. Use a crescent wrench to turn the lockring counter-clockwise, so that you can loosen and remove it.
How much does it cost to replace a chain on a bike?
Most bike shops will charge about $30 – $50 dollars depending on the bike shop, whether it’s a popular brand or a “mom & pop” shop. You may also want to take into consideration that the chain itself may cost $30 – $50 dollars but then the labor cost to replace this might run you an additional $10 dollars.
How do you replace a rear sprocket on a bicycle?
How to change a cassette
- Remove rear wheel and quick release. Shift into the smallest sprocket.
- Remove cassette. Wrap your chain whip around the sprockets, and insert the lockring tool.
- Clean freehub body.
- Attach new cassette.
- Attach lockring.
- Reattach quick release and fit wheel back onto bike.