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Help on chain and brakes for a newbie

michael3484michael3484 Posts: 24
edited September 2008 in MTB beginners
hi, i need these answering asap

i have 2 questions. i need to split my chain so i can remove it from my front a rear mech to go on new bike? How do i do this.

Secondly i need a mount for my disk brake clamp thing, it did screw straight onto my old forks. went into them from the rear, now has to go through a mount? some advice on what i need please?

Cheers

MW
2009 Specialized Rockhopper Expert Disc

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  • .blitz.blitz Posts: 6,588
    i need to split my chain so i can remove it from my front a rear mech to go on new bike? How do i do this.
    You will need a chain breaking tool £5-10 from your lbs. It can also be used to rejoin the chain. Buy the best you can afford, a cheap one may not support the plates properly when rejoining the chain.
  • cjwcjw Posts: 1,889
    To rejoin the chain use a SRAM powerlink - just make sure you get the correct size (8 or 9 speed). They cost about £2 for a pair and then you can take your chain off whenever you want (for example to give it a good clean).... and yes, SRAM powerlinks work with Shimano chains.
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  • The chain is done, but i still need to sort the front disk brake.

    It the actual mount i thi9nk. on my old forks they were bolted straight onto the back of the fork

    now they go through a the mount on the back of the fork. i need to mount them on some rockshox recons? any help would be great

    BTW thanks guys for the help above!

    MW
    2009 Specialized Rockhopper Expert Disc
  • easiest way is pictures of the brake and fork mount. and disc size
  • ok will put pics up in a bit.

    i think i have solved the brake as well bit by buying the correct mount

    Now the tricky bit.

    I have mounted everything minus the brake. But the gears dont work how do i get the right tension on the cable for it to be in the right gear on the bars and on the right cog. Sorry thats the last question
    2009 Specialized Rockhopper Expert Disc
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    Cheers

    MW
    2009 Specialized Rockhopper Expert Disc
  • you'll want an IS to PM (international standard to post mount) brake adaptor, with the correct offset for the rotor size.
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