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DX10SC Chain Shortening
#1
Hi Guys,
So I familiarized myself with the sliding link on this chain... but I want to shorten it now as I wish to swap my triple chainset down to a double and also take that awful long jockey wheel cage off the rear and fit an Ultegra SS cage...
Thanks, Miguel

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#2
Once you have the third chainring removed and the new derailleur installed, shorten the length using this <a href="http://bikeride.com/calculate-chain-length/">chain length calculation method</a>. When it's all set up, shift the chain onto both small sprockets front and rear and take a look at the rear derailleur cage. It should be sitting at an almost horizontal position.

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#3
Thanks Alex... but do the unwanted links remove with the usual rivet extractor and will the chain need a new rivet when the chain is shortened... or can the old rivet be used... Thanks again.

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#4
I believe that chain has a quick release unit which you should remove first. Then measure the chain and remove a rivet where you want to break it. Then re-connect it using the quick-release link.

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