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.
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.
A quick link works by replacing one “outer” chain link with a pair of slotted interlocking outer plates that feature permanently set pins. The force applied to a chain pulls these two opposing links into a closed position.
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.
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.
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.
To find the master link on your chain, mount your bike in a bike work stand. If you don’t have a work stand, flip the bike over so it rests on its handlebars and saddle. Stand on the drivetrain side of your bike so you’re able to look straight down on the chain.