Chain help

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by yenrod, 14 May 2008.

  1. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    I've one of these:


    Now to fit it you've got to cut it tO size then fit it together with 1 of these:


    Now does this mean that yo've got to run the chain long so if it snaps you can remove the snapped section of chain, then rejoin :biggrin: :smile: :biggrin:
  2. Stick on a Giant

    Stick on a Giant New Member

    Hopefully only one link will get broken, and usually it's the outer plates that go, so they can be replaced with another quick link. I guess if the inner plates also go, you'd have to use some of the spare links you saved when shortening the chain initially, and use 2 quick links, either side of the replacement inner links.
  3. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig New Member

    North Lanarkshire
    If you carry a spare quick link and a chain splitter you can remove the snapped link and fit the quick one in its place.
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