Question: How To Disconnect A Bicycle Chain Quick Link Without Special Tool?

Are chain 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.

Are Quick Links universal?

Shimano, SRAM and KMC quick links are designed for single use. Once installed, if you open the link to remove and clean the chain, for example, you should install a brand new quick link. That’s because the act of locking these quick links removes material weakening them.

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