Removing Chain for Cleaning



zolik

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Hi All,

Want to give the chain a proper clean and relube but dont know how to get it off. Im pretty newb at Bike maintanence and other then lubing components and my forks I dont know much else. I have a KMC chain which I have looked at thoroughly but cant seem to find anyway to remove a link to take the chain off.

How am I to do this or should I just get a new chain that has a removable link?

thanks
 
Jun 6, 2006
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Get a SRAM power link. Your chain is pinned together so you will need to get a chain breaker to press one of the pins out. The ends are probably riveted so you can't just reuse the old pin.
 

mpm

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zolik said:
Hi All,

Want to give the chain a proper clean and relube but dont know how to get it off. Im pretty newb at Bike maintanence and other then lubing components and my forks I dont know much else. I have a KMC chain which I have looked at thoroughly but cant seem to find anyway to remove a link to take the chain off.

How am I to do this or should I just get a new chain that has a removable link?

thanks

Hi Zolik, I have a KMC chain (Z92S) that came with a removable link (KMC call this link "missing link"). Surely you can buy a missing link for your chain.

Best regards and good luck.
 

sogood

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Given today is the day, His Highness Sheldon Brown has spoken definitively about the proper way to clean your chain. Adhere to the bible or face the peril!