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post #1 of 20 Old 08-29-2014, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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Help with countersprocket swap

so, in my haste, i cut off the old chain before removing the countersprocket. since everything i've read requires you to hold it from moving using the rear brake a piece of wood between the spokes of the rear wheel, any ideas?

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Put the new chain on and just slide the master link in but don't put on the end plate and/or rivet it back together. Loosen the sprocket nut the same as if the old chain was on then slide the master link out and take the chain off. How about that?

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Put the new chain on. Then remove the sprocket.

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Two solutions in 5 minutes. Did he get good service.

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It's much easier with an impact wrench. After you put the new chain on.
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thanks. i was hoping not to have to deal with putting chain on and taking off. i'm lazy.

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I imagine you could wrap some rope around the sprocket and attach it to the bike someplace. If you do it right it should provide enough stopping power with the bike in gear to get the bolt off, or how about a piece of wood jammed between the sprocket tooth and the frame? That may work too.

A good excuse to have to buy yourself a new air compressor and impact wrench too.. "sorry honey, it was the ONLY way".

I like the chain idea though. You have to do that part anyways, so why not get it done first.
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messed up thing is my buddy that lives about 100 yards away has the compressor and the impact gun. sucks he is away for the weekend and i'm itching to get Bluela back together this weekend.

thanks all

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ok, all done...almost. sprockets are on, side plate is pressed. can't get the rivet spread to save my nuts!

i bought the motion pro PBR tool and cant get it to work on spreading the rivets. it's a 530 chain so it's big but i'll be damned.

any advice?

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Go to Harbor Freight and get this:
Heavy Duty Chain Breaker

I guarantee it will spread the rivets. Be carefull, you can over do it...........

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