It’s almost impossible to remove the chain from the bike with a rear derailleur. But you can easily remove it from a bike without any rear derailleur by being a bit tricky by pulling out the rear wheel. 4. Nope, not all chains have master links.
How often should I change my bike chain?
The 2,000-Mile Rule. To avoid this accelerated wear of your cassette and chainrings, a general rule of thumb is to replace your bike’s chain every 2,000 miles. Mind you, this is just a starting point. No two chains will wear at exactly the same rate because no two riders treat their chains the same. 4
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.
What size Quick Link do I need?
Always match the diameter of the quick link with the diameter of the chain it’s connected to, and that way the quick link will not be the “weak link”. 1/4″ Quick Link is rated to at 880 lbs., 2 1/4″ long X 1 1/4″ wide X 1/4″ diameter, for light applications such as children’s swings and to connect 1/4″ chain.
Place your pliers in the middle of the chain link you want to alter. Slowly open the pliers while they are in the center of the chain link. Start to wedge the pliers higher and higher up the chain-link section until it opens. Make sure you do not twist the chain or the pliers.