KMC chains. A quick question.

Paulus

Started young, and still going.
Location
Barnet,
I have bought a KMC chain to replace a worn out campag 10 speed on my steed. It has the quick link to join it. Does the chain split in the normal way as I have to shorten it by a couple of links?
 

battered

Guru
Yes, AFAIK you can push out a rivet in the usual way to get the thing to the right length.
 

Moodyman

Guru
Yes, to make doubly sure.

I replaced my worn out SRAM chain with a KMC one. It came with a Powerlink, but I preferred to use the traditional 'push pin out and re-join when I got the right length' method.
 

Chrisc

Über Member
Location
Huddersfield
fossyant said:
KMC quick links are very good.....

MINI HIJACK

Might very well be a dumb question BUT here goes...
If you needed a couple of extra links, having say, changed the cassette from 12-25 to 12-27, could you use two quick links, should you fit a new chain, or would it be OK using the same chain length for just two extra teeth?
 
Chrisc said:
MINI HIJACK

Might very well be a dumb question BUT here goes...
If you needed a couple of extra links, having say, changed the cassette from 12-25 to 12-27, could you use two quick links, should you fit a new chain, or would it be OK using the same chain length for just two extra teeth?
On my utility bike I changed the cassette from a 11-34 to 11-32 and was advised not to change the length of the chain. IIRC technically it should be 1/2 a link shorter. The forum was right I've not had a problem with it.

Using the same logic your chain would technically need to be 1/2 a link longer; your existing chain length will be OK. With a new cassette though you should fit a new chain, although the number of links will be the same as the old.
 
Location
EDINBURGH
Moodyman said:
Yes, to make doubly sure.

I replaced my worn out SRAM chain with a KMC one. It came with a Powerlink, but I preferred to use the traditional 'push pin out and re-join when I got the right length' method.

Unless you actually used a new deformable pin for this, you now have a weak point on the chain.
 
Location
EDINBURGH
Chrisc said:
MINI HIJACK

Might very well be a dumb question BUT here goes...
If you needed a couple of extra links, having say, changed the cassette from 12-25 to 12-27, could you use two quick links, should you fit a new chain, or would it be OK using the same chain length for just two extra teeth?

Yes you can use two quick links but you need to space them apart.
 

Globalti

Legendary Member
Does anybody know if you can buy KMC quick links? I was separating a chain recently, thinking "mustn't lose the link" when the end of the chain dropped, whipped round... and that was the last I ever saw of half of the link despite searching the garage!
 
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