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Shortened chain !!!
#1
Hi Alex, Yesterday I broke a link! Do I have to buy one or I can just make it 1 link shorter? How will it affect the performance?
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#2
It depends... check out the tutorial on how to calculate chain length. If the chain is too short you cannot use the extreme large - large combination (that you shouldn't use anyway). Go to your local bike shop, they usually have some spare links lying around from installation jobs. Or get a quick release chain link.
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#3
I agree with Joe_W, as we do not know what kind of setup you have it is hard to say. I would replace the link unless the chain is stretched out too far then I would replace the Cassette/Freewheel with a new chain. Best is to go to your Local Bike Shop.
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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#4
Thanks very much to all of you for your help.
Alex, I compare the length as you show in the video and I even have to remove 2 more links. It fit perfect! I don’t even know how it was working before?
I’m now having problems adjusting the derailleur I watch both videos for the adjustment but I’m still having problems with some gears I will try adjust it today again.
Thanks…

Note: Front and rear derailleur are shimano acera and the cassette is a 8 speed shimano deore.
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