Stuck link- Arggh!!

Discussion in 'UK and Europe' started by Gary Brunsdon, Sep 1, 2004.

  1. I recently replaced my casette, chain and one chain ring as it was worn.
    When I replaced the chain there was one stuck link where I joined it.

    I have tried several times to free the link using the chain remover but
    after several attempts of pushing out the link from one side to the other,
    and gently opening the sides of the link it STILL isn't free.

    Anyone got any good ideas or am I doing something really stupid??

    Fifi
     
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  2. > I have tried several times to free the link using the chain remover but
    > after several attempts of pushing out the link from one side to the other,
    > and gently opening the sides of the link it STILL isn't free.


    When I rejoined my chain the link required a _LOT_ of force when pushing it
    from side to side.
     
  3. Simon Brooke

    Simon Brooke Guest

    in message <[email protected]>, Gary Brunsdon
    ('[email protected]') wrote:

    > I recently replaced my casette, chain and one chain ring as it was
    > worn. When I replaced the chain there was one stuck link where I
    > joined it.
    >
    > I have tried several times to free the link using the chain remover
    > but after several attempts of pushing out the link from one side to
    > the other, and gently opening the sides of the link it STILL isn't
    > free.
    >
    > Anyone got any good ideas or am I doing something really stupid??


    Your chain tool has two little shelves, one close to the 'far side', one
    a little nearer to you. When you put the chain on the shelf near the
    far side and push the rivet, that tightens the link. When you put the
    chain on the shelf nearer you and push, that loosens the link.

    > Fifi


    Fifi? I thought you were Gary?

    --
    [email protected] (Simon Brooke) http://www.jasmine.org.uk/~simon/
     
  4. Andy Dingley

    Andy Dingley Guest

    On Thu, 2 Sep 2004 06:07:53 +0100, "Gary Brunsdon"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Anyone got any good ideas


    Take the affected link out and throw it away.

    Whenever I replace a chain, I always need to lose a couple of links to
    get the length right. Being a hoarder I never throw these links away
    (by the year 2038 I'm hoping to save buying a whole chain !), so I can
    just use a couple of my spares to swap out any link that's being
    awkward.

    On a ride just take the links off and run with a short chain. You can
    get away with this pretty easily, so long as you avoid the obvious
    gears.

    --
    Smert' spamionam
     
  5. On Thu, 02 Sep 2004 11:35:46 +0100, Andy Dingley <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > Whenever I replace a chain, I always need to lose a couple of links to
    > get the length right. Being a hoarder I never throw these links away
    > (by the year 2038 I'm hoping to save buying a whole chain !),


    Buy 88 get one free!

    Colin
     
  6. davek

    davek Guest

    Gary Brunsdon wrote:
    > Anyone got any good ideas


    Chuck the dodgy link and get an SRAM powerlink instead.

    d.
     
  7. Pete Biggs

    Pete Biggs Guest

    Gary Brunsdon wrote:
    > I recently replaced my casette, chain and one chain ring as it was
    > worn. When I replaced the chain there was one stuck link where I
    > joined it.
    >
    > I have tried several times to free the link using the chain remover
    > but after several attempts of pushing out the link from one side to
    > the other, and gently opening the sides of the link it STILL isn't
    > free.


    Instructions: www.parktool.com/repair_help/FAQtchan.shtml

    ~PB
     
  8. Mark South

    Mark South Guest

    "Andy Dingley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Thu, 2 Sep 2004 06:07:53 +0100, "Gary Brunsdon"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >Anyone got any good ideas

    >
    > Take the affected link out and throw it away.


    Shorter version: Kill!

    > Whenever I replace a chain, I always need to lose a couple of links to
    > get the length right. Being a hoarder I never throw these links away
    > (by the year 2038 I'm hoping to save buying a whole chain !), so I can
    > just use a couple of my spares to swap out any link that's being
    > awkward.


    How many would you need to be able to forge chain-damascus? You could certainly
    put me down for one of your blades pattern-welded from old Sachs chains.

    Obviously, I have no idea how well the stuff would work for this :)

    > On a ride just take the links off and run with a short chain. You can
    > get away with this pretty easily, so long as you avoid the obvious
    > gears.


    And don't allow brain to freewheel.
    --
    Mark South, Super Genius: World Citizen, Net Denizen
     
  9. Andy Dingley

    Andy Dingley Guest

    On Thu, 2 Sep 2004 14:43:11 +0200, "Mark South"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >How many would you need to be able to forge chain-damascus?


    No need to use new ones for that - I'm already planning to forge some
    old chains up like this

    But I need a hotter forge for pattern welding - there'll be pictures
    if I ever get round to it.

    --
    Smert' spamionam
     
  10. Mark South

    Mark South Guest

    "Andy Dingley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Thu, 2 Sep 2004 14:43:11 +0200, "Mark South"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >How many would you need to be able to forge chain-damascus?

    >
    > No need to use new ones for that - I'm already planning to forge some
    > old chains up like this


    I'm next in line after you allocate one to Cliff for ritual destruction, aka
    "testing".

    > But I need a hotter forge for pattern welding - there'll be pictures
    > if I ever get round to it.


    Cool. Eagerly awaited here.
    --
    Mark South, Super Genius: World Citizen, Net Denizen
     
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