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My chain slipped, the part attached near the back wheel... "the two small wheels that rotates the chain I believe that it shifts the gears" it has fallen off and bent doing the time it was dangling. how much to replace or fix this attachment to the chain?

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Ask a local Bike Shop. Derailleurs for that bike are cheap. Evaluating the bike for a bent derailleur hanger and fixing it is a job for the pros. Word to the wise. Never pedal backward or roll the bicycle backward if it is the rear derailleur is not precisely aligned with a gear. It WILL rip bend or the derailleur right off.

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