Chain Breaker

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  1. Tripped

    Tripped New Member

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    How do i break the chain? :confused: sounds like a silly qustion but i bet that you didn't know at one stage... lol
    um, i got a chain breaker installed and i'm having no luck on google about it what so ever,
     
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  2. Powerful Pete

    Powerful Pete New Member

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    Installing a chain braker? :confused::confused::confused::confused:

    All you need is one of these...
     
  3. Tripped

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  4. Tripped

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    No one Knows?:confused:
     
  5. domaindomain

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    You need a link extractor - like the one on sale here
     
  6. capwater

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    Chain breaker pushes out the pin. If you plan on re-using the chain you'll need either a new pin or install a quick disconnect like connex or sram (need to remove a link to keep original length).
     
  7. domaindomain

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    You can push the pin back in!

    Just jiggle with it to make sure the link still moves freely
     
  8. TomTrek

    TomTrek New Member

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    Tripped,

    The part in the picture is called a chain boss. You kind of bend the link in order for the front piece to loosen up and then shift it to where the pin can slide through, actually removing the little plate completely. Then you can take the other part off and Voila your chain is loose from the frame. FYI I have found these to be very troublesome.
     
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    dabac Well-Known Member

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    Just because you CAN doesn't mean that you SHOULD. Shimano chains comes with a special pin for joining, and for good reason.
    I'm not saying that it CAN'T be done, only that the odds for failure goes up quite a bit when you do.
     
  10. CUBE

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  11. John M

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    If you mean a SRAM powerlink, which is their name for their removable link, then the answer is no.

    That looks like a KMC "slotted link"

    See this link to get information on that link:

    http://home.earthlink.net/~kmcchain/english/
     
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  13. Eden

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    Because of the amount of rain and muck around here I just replaced my chain with an SRM powerlink chain. I want to be able to take the whole thing off for good cleanings. So far no problems, it is easy to take on and and off and no chain slipage or anything else -even during sprints and steep hills, but I am not heavy (in fact quite light at 103 lbs) so that may be a factor.

    To take mine off I have to bend the link so that I can push the plate forward and off. It feels like it takes about 3 hands, but I can get it off. Putting it back on is easy.
     
  14. CUBE

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    yeah putting back on is easy if.....you lube the chain when it's on again. If you lube the chain before putting it back on, its more challenging
     
  15. Tripped

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    I gave the stupid chain breaker the one finger goodbye! i have numb fingers and it's getting me nowhere lol, i think i bent the chain on the other side! any ideas?
    :mad:
     
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