How to Fix a Dropped Chain
Eva Navisotschnig

We’ve all been there, a last minute gear change, a worn chainring or a misaligned derailleur followed by a dropped chain. 

Fear not, a dropped chain might seem like a hassle, but it's an easy fix. Follow these simple steps to get back on your bike:

1. Move your derailleurs to the smallest gear at the back and the smallest chainring at the front.

2. Push your rear derailleur forward to give your chain some slack.

3. Take the dropped chain and lift it on the small chainring in front.

4. Release the rear derailleur, lift your back wheel and turn your pedals manually until the chain is fully set.

Tip: If greasy hands are a pet peeve, pack a pair of latex gloves in your saddle bag. 

We’ve all been there, a last minute gear change followed by a dropped chain. Learn how to get back on the road in four easy steps.
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