- 1 How do you put a snap link on a chain?
- 2 Do you need a chain tool if you have a quick link?
- 3 Are Quick Links reusable?
- 4 How do I know what speed my bike is?
- 5 How do I know my bike chain size?
- 6 Do all bicycle chains have a master link?
- 7 How do I turn off Quick Link without the tool?
- 8 Can I use KMC missing link on Shimano chain?
Easy to install. Place Snap-lock outer plate (B) over rivets of pin link (A) and bend chain gently towards you until the snap-lock plate clicks in. Connect both ends of the chain with pin link. The closed end of the spring clip should always be mounted in the direction of the chain travel.
One of the best technical developments recently has been that most chain companies are now providing special connecting links. They’ve become known as “quick links.” That’s because they can be connected by hand. That job – still necessary on chains without quick links – requires the right tool (a quality tool, too).
Are Quick Links reusable?
The quick link is designed for use with 11-speed chains and is, according to Shimano, not reusable. Quick links are dead easy to install. Place the quick link into the chain gap, align and snap together – usually done by applying pressure through the cranks.
How do I know what speed my bike is?
Multiply the front gear number by the rear gear number to get the number of speeds. For example, if you have two front gears and five back gears, you have a 10-speed bike. If you have one front gear and three back gears, you have a 3-speed bike.
How do I know my bike chain size?
Begin by counting the number of teeth on the largest front sprocket and largest rear. These numbers are often printed right on the sprockets and cogs. Next, measure the distance between the middle of the crank bolt to the rear axle. This is also the chain stay length.
Do all bike chains have a master link? Nope, not all chains have master links. If your bicycle has derailleurs, it means it’s unlikely that your bike’s chain will have a master link.
How do I turn off Quick Link without the tool?
If you don’t have this tool, then there are two hacks. First is to use a combination grip or needle nose plier, place the jaws of the tool on opposing diagonal edges of the quick link and squeeze. This method will likely damage the quick link and so replacement is strongly recommended.
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.