Fiddly Chain Connection

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  1. Sam Salt

    Sam Salt Guest

    I have read one or two posts commenting on the fiddly nature of joining the two ends of a Sram
    Powerlink chain and have certainly endured this myself usually when one end slips out of your grasp
    and threads itself back through the rear mech.Help is evidently at hand.Glancing through the Zyro
    High Performance Cycling Accessories catalogue,you know the one picked up free in LBS,there it is on
    Page44.The CCH-1 Chain Holder,just a spring wire ' bridge ' that holds the chain together letting
    the free ends dangle so they can be joined whilst not under tension.A simple idea,probably a bit
    overpriced at £3.99 and not too hard to make one yourself I suppose.I shall certainly be giving one
    the once over. Even found a picture on the Wiggle site
    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/product_detail.asp?ProdID=5360007225 Perhaps everyone knows about them
    except me !!!

    Sam Salt

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  2. Alex Graham

    Alex Graham Guest

    Sam Salt wrote:
    > I have read one or two posts commenting on the fiddly nature of joining the two ends of a Sram
    > Powerlink chain and have certainly endured this myself usually when one end slips out of your
    > grasp and threads itself back through the rear mech.Help is evidently at hand.Glancing through the
    > Zyro High Performance Cycling Accessories catalogue,you know the one picked up free in LBS,there
    > it is on Page44.The CCH-1 Chain Holder,just a spring wire ' bridge ' that holds the chain together
    > letting the free ends dangle so they can be joined whilst not under tension.A simple idea,probably
    > a bit overpriced at £3.99 and not too hard to make one yourself I suppose.I shall certainly be
    > giving one the once over. Even found a picture on the Wiggle site
    > http://www.wiggle.co.uk/product_detail.asp?ProdID=5360007225 Perhaps everyone knows about them
    > except me !!!

    Never knew there was such a thing :) Ive always used string.

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  3. Gadget

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    I have one in my workshop toolbox. Never been used was given to me as part of a bulk tool buying
    session. I haggle like a true salesman. Before I used to use a paperclip and in fact I still do.

    Gadget
     
  4. Mark Potter

    Mark Potter Guest

    I use a section of an old wire coat hanger bent into a horseshoe shape, works for me!! Mark "Sam
    Salt" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I have read one or two posts commenting on the fiddly nature of joining
    the
    > two ends of a Sram Powerlink chain and have certainly endured this myself usually when one end
    > slips out of your grasp and threads itself back
    through
    > the rear mech.Help is evidently at hand.Glancing through the Zyro High Performance Cycling
    > Accessories catalogue,you know the one picked up free
    in
    > LBS,there it is on Page44.The CCH-1 Chain Holder,just a spring wire '
    bridge
    > ' that holds the chain together letting the free ends dangle so they can
    be
    > joined whilst not under tension.A simple idea,probably a bit overpriced at £3.99 and not too hard
    > to make one yourself I suppose.I shall certainly be giving one the once over. Even found a picture
    > on the Wiggle site http://www.wiggle.co.uk/product_detail.asp?ProdID=5360007225 Perhaps everyone
    > knows about them except me !!!
    >
    > Sam Salt
    >
    >
    >
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  5. Frank°

    Frank° Guest

    "Sam Salt" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I have read one or two posts commenting on the fiddly nature of joining
    the
    > two ends of a Sram Powerlink chain and have certainly endured this myself usually when one end
    > slips out of your grasp and threads itself back
    through
    > the rear mech.Help is evidently at hand.Glancing through the Zyro High Performance Cycling
    > Accessories catalogue,you know the one picked up free
    in
    > LBS,there it is on Page44.The CCH-1 Chain Holder,just a spring wire '
    bridge
    > ' that holds the chain together letting the free ends dangle so they can
    be
    > joined whilst not under tension.A simple idea,probably a bit overpriced at £3.99 and not too hard
    > to make one yourself I suppose.I shall certainly be giving one the once over. Even found a picture
    > on the Wiggle site http://www.wiggle.co.uk/product_detail.asp?ProdID=5360007225 Perhaps everyone
    > knows about them except me !!!
    >

    I have had one flip off when rejoining the chain it flew into a grass verge :eek:( I looked and looked,
    a bloke even came out of his house and helped but to no avail. Luckily I had a chain tool and could
    shorten the chain.
     
  6. Pete Biggs

    Pete Biggs Guest

    Sam Salt wrote:
    > I have read one or two posts commenting on the fiddly nature of joining the two ends of a Sram
    > Powerlink chain and have certainly endured this myself usually when one end slips out of your
    > grasp and threads itself back through the rear mech.Help is evidently at hand.Glancing through the
    > Zyro High Performance Cycling Accessories catalogue,you know the one picked up free in LBS,there
    > it is on Page44.The CCH-1 Chain Holder,just a spring wire ' bridge ' that holds the chain together
    > letting the free ends dangle so they can be joined whilst not under tension.A simple idea,probably
    > a bit overpriced at £3.99 and not too hard to make one yourself I suppose.I shall certainly be
    > giving one the once over. Even found a picture on the Wiggle site
    > http://www.wiggle.co.uk/product_detail.asp?ProdID=5360007225 Perhaps everyone knows about them
    > except me !!!

    They're one of those devices I think look great when I see them in catalogues but then immediately
    forget about because they're not necessary........

    With derailleur gears, the secret to joining (and breaking sometimes) is to hook chain off the inner
    chainring first and let it sit on bottom bracket shell. The resulting slack makes the job easy.

    ~PB
     
  7. Dave

    Dave Guest

    "Sam Salt" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > I have read one or two posts commenting on the fiddly nature of joining
    the
    > two ends of a Sram Powerlink chain and have certainly endured this myself usually when one end
    > slips out of your grasp and threads itself back
    through
    > the rear mech.Help is evidently at hand.Glancing through the Zyro High Performance Cycling
    > Accessories catalogue,you know the one picked up free
    in
    > LBS,there it is on Page44.The CCH-1 Chain Holder,just a spring wire '
    bridge
    > ' that holds the chain together letting the free ends dangle so they can
    be
    > joined whilst not under tension.A simple idea,probably a bit overpriced at £3.99 and not too hard
    > to make one yourself I suppose.I shall certainly be giving one the once over. Even found a picture
    > on the Wiggle site http://www.wiggle.co.uk/product_detail.asp?ProdID=5360007225 Perhaps everyone
    > knows about them except me !!!
    >
    > Sam Salt
    >
    A-ha!! - this is what I could've done with last Monday at Coed Y Brennin (see previous post about
    effects of removing links from chains). As it was I very patiently kept pulling the ends together,
    line up rivet, start to apply pressure on chain tool - oops, chain flies apart...for a whole bloody
    hour, (doncha just love greasy chains under pressure??) until NO.1 son turned up from the bottom of
    the run. The third hand made all the difference, we were on our way within 5 mins of his arrival.
    Think I'll add a few paperclips to the toolkit for future excursions. cheers, Dave.
     
  8. Just Zis Guy

    Just Zis Guy Guest

    On Thu, 15 May 2003 18:49:02 +0000 (UTC), "Sam Salt"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >http://www.wiggle.co.uk/product_detail.asp?ProdID=5360007225 Perhaps everyone knows about them
    >except me !!!

    Or maybe everyone else worked out that a bit of cut-off bent spoke or coat hanger does the job
    perfectly well...

    I have a nice stainless steel butted chain hook myself :-D

    Guy
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  9. Terry J

    Terry J Guest

    > > ' that holds the chain together letting the free ends dangle so they can
    > be
    > > joined whilst not under tension.A simple idea,probably a bit overpriced
    at
    > > £3.99 and not too hard to make one yourself I suppose.I shall

    I am surprised to hear this since surely when joining the ends of the chain you don't need to put it
    on the chainwheel so let it lie loosely while you connect, then hook it on last. It sounds as though
    people put the unconnected chain under full tension of the rear mech spring , which will make it
    very hard to connect.

    TerryJ
     
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