- 1 What are bike chain links for?
- 2 Can you use 2 quick links on a bike chain?
- 3 Can I use 2 missing link on Shimano chain?
- 4 What is a master chain link?
- 5 Is there a master link in a bicycle chain?
- 6 Can I use 2 missing links?
- 7 Is my bike chain too short?
- 8 Is it possible to add links to a chain?
- 9 Can you add links to a gold chain?
- 10 Can I use KMC missing link on Shimano chain?
The master link is a single removable link segment of a bicycle chain. You’ll hear people also refer to these as quick links. Also, SRAM’s version of the master link is called a Power Link. It is sold separately as well as typically included when you buy a SRAM chain.
It is not safe to join a 9 or 10sp chain with anything other than a quick link or a joining pin. The original pins are riveted over and this breaks off on removal. Nothing wrong with using 2 quick links.
The missing links are “outer” plate links only. You can only use it to join two “inner” links together. If you’ve got some inner links and they are the correct width then you should be able to use multiple missing links.
A master link or quick-release link is a roller chain accessory that allows convenient connection and disconnection of a chain without the need for a chain tool. It acts as a set of the chain’s outer plates, so joining two sets of the chain’s inner plate ends.
Replacement Pin or Master Link: New chains will come with either a new pin, or a specialized link called a master link, to connect the two ends of the chain together.
You can’t join two links together, and you will have to remove an outer link to put one in another position.
Is my bike chain too short?
If the chain is too short, this shift is difficult to make and the derailleur cage is stretched out and almost parallel to the chainstay. If the chain is really short, then you might not even be able to shift into the largest cog. Before you remove the chain, make sure it’s on the small chainring and smallest cog.
Yes, you can add links to a bike chain, but you need to be careful that you have the right tools ( Chain Tool/Master Link Pliers) and correct methods. All bikes should be able to make this shift, and the derailleur should not appear stretched too tight.
These bits of gold chain can be used to extend a chain that matches in style. In order to extend thick chains such as curb chains or cuban chains, the jeweler may have to custom create new links and assemble them with the existing piece.
IS KMC MISSING LINK COMPATIBLE WITH SHIMANO CHAIN, SRAM CHAIN, OR CAMPY CHAIN? Yes, KMC constructs Missing Link I, II, 9, and 10 for 7.3mm, 7.1mm, 6.6mm, and 5.9mm respectively; all Missing Links are compatible with Sram, Shimano, and Campy equivalent chains.