Removing Chain for Cleaning

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  1. zolik

    zolik New Member

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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
     
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  2. garage sale GT

    garage sale GT New Member

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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.
     
  3. zolik

    zolik New Member

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    Thanks for the responce, I will check it out at LBS.

    thanks
     
  4. mpm

    mpm New Member

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    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.
     
  5. sogood

    sogood New Member

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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!
     
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