Quick Links

nuteck

Member
Need some help before my engineering brain goes mad.
I am trying to quick link my chain back onto my bike after rebuilding. It has a 7 speed Shimano gear assembly and a 7.19mm thick KMC chain.
No matter what Quick Link I order the pins are too short to assemble it.
Some advice please on getting the correct quick link which is proving very difficult.
 

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Ming the Merciless

There is no mercy
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What quick links have you tried so far ?
 

Sharky

Guru
Location
Kent
Up to 9 speed, I've never bothered with quick links. Just used the chain splitter tool to rejoin. Needs a bit of practice and skill to join it without getting a stiff link, but once mastered, it's easy.

Learned my lesson though with a 10 speed. Chain broke when out on a ride a few months later. I was able to rejoin it again and when home put a new chain with a quick link.
 

Ajax Bay

Guru
Location
East Devon
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Ajax Bay

Guru
Location
East Devon
I have given you the Hal fords link above: one for a 6/7/8sp chain!!
 

Big John

Guru
KMC are splittable so even if you have no quick link providing you have a chain splitter you can join it back together assuming you know how to do it. If not I'm sure Boobtube has a video that covers it. Saves on the cost of a quick link, which is proving to be not very quick anyway 😉
 

stoatsngroats

Legendary Member
Location
South East
Surely i have done this ajax, see new photo.
Halford links appear the same as i already have?
it looks to me like you are trying to join outer plates, when you should be trying to join inner links..?
Look at the most recent image you posted, and see that there should be a thinner link between the 2 end…. Any quick link would replace the outer plates….
@newts image shows the thinner, inner links which will be joined by a quick link as the outer plates.
 
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nuteck

nuteck

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it looks to me like you are trying to join outer plates, when you should be trying to join inner links..?
Look at the most recent image you posted, and see that there should be a thinner link between the 2 end…. Any quick link would replace the outer plates….
I see but if i remove another link chain would be to short! Have i lost the plot?
 
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