Is this chain safe?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by xxamr_corpxx, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. xxamr_corpxx

    xxamr_corpxx New Member

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    Hi,

    Today I miscounted the number of links on my toddler's bike, decided to take off a link. After a lot of hassle (probably removed 3 links accidentally, snapped the chain twice with needlenose pliers fixing stiff links, got narrow chain links and fat chain links mixed up), is the chain still safe to use? The bike has a locked freehub (pedals turn backwards to brake).

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  2. artmichalek

    artmichalek New Member

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    It might be safe, but chains are cheap. It's not worth taking the chance.
     
  3. hd reynolds

    hd reynolds New Member

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    Just put a new one, they're quite cheap for your toddler's bike. Also, better use the right tool instead of pliers. A chaincutter is cheap and the bike shop should have one.
     
  4. MichaelB

    MichaelB New Member

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    That said how much power will your toddler produce?
     
  5. artmichalek

    artmichalek New Member

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    Power aside, it sounds like that chain is the only means of braking.
     
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