Tangled chains

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Chris S

Legendary Member
I replaced my rear tyre this morning - everything went really smoothly till I came to reconnect the chain. It was tangled and there was no way that I could get the last tangle out.

I finally gave up after an hour and wheeled my bike to my local bike shop. The sorted it out using a chain splitter for just £5.

Is there some trick to untangling chains without this? It would be useful to know if I'm ever stranded miles from anywhere.


Somerset UK
I've had it happen but have always managed to get the tangle out. if faced with one that wouldn't I'd do exactly what your LBS did, and might put a quick link in at the same time.
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