- 1 Can you fix a snapped bike chain?
- 2 Can you use a master link on a Shimano chain?
- 3 How much does it cost to fix a broken bike chain?
- 4 What is chain master link?
- 5 How often should I change my bike chain?
- 6 Do bicycle chains have a master link?
- 7 Can I use KMC missing link on Shimano chain?
- 8 How do you break a master link chain?
Can you fix a snapped bike chain?
To fix a broken or bent chain, you will need to remove it from your bike AND remove the broken or bent links. To do that, you will need a chain breaker tool. In the video, we used the Park Tool Master Chain Tool, which is the best tool for the job.
You can use a SRAM, KMC, or Connex on a Shimano chain just fine, just match the speed of chain with the connector (ie 9 speed chain, 9 speed connector).
How much does it cost to fix a broken bike chain?
If you are not a handy person when it comes to servicing your bike, you may have to pay a visit to your local bike shop for a chain repair. Most bike shops will charge about $30 – $50 dollars depending on the bike shop, whether it’s a popular brand or a “mom & pop” shop.
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. Such master links may or may not be re-usable.
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
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.
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.
After threading the string through the links on both sides of the master chain link itself, just cross the laces and pull both ends hard. This will essentially squeeze the master link together which will unlock it for removal.