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Old 10-20-2011, 12:15 AM
Mozenrath Mozenrath is offline
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Default Re: Tensioner issue solved for $5 and a hacksaw

I bought this chain breaker from a local bike shop for $35(yeah I know). It works with the 415 chain and normal bike chains. Although it doesn't fit the 415 chain perfectly, so when you re-attach a chain to itself the point where you reattached might be a little tight. Just grease it up and move it to let it loosen up a little. I haven't had a problem using this tool with the chain on my bike.

Park Tool Co. CT-7 : Screw Type Chain Tool : Chain

You can get them on ebay starting at $24.25 with free shipping. I know that seems a lot for a tool you'll hardly use, but it's good quality compared to the $4 Bull chain tools from Wall-Mart, and you'll be getting it cheaper on ebay than you would at an LBS. I don't know of any cheaper tool that will do the same thing. I've seen people on youtube use an awl and a hammer, but honestly I've tried that many times and I've never gotten that to work.
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