- 1 Can you add links to bike chain?
- 2 How do you reconnect a bike chain link?
- 3 Do all bike chains have a removable link?
- 4 What is chain master link?
- 5 Can you put two master links on a chain?
- 6 Can you add links to a gold chain?
- 7 Is bike chain too short?
- 8 Can I use KMC missing link on Shimano chain?
- 9 How do you measure chain link?
Yes, you can add links to a bike chain, but you need to be careful that you have the right tools ( Chain Tool/Master Link Pliers) and correct methods. All bikes should be able to make this shift, and the derailleur should not appear stretched too tight.
To reconnect, simply reverse the process: slide in the link with the chain pins, place the outer plate on the other side, and then put the clip back in place. This time place one jaw of your pliers on the closed end of the clip, and the other jaw on the opposing chain pin.
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.
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.
A master link is just as strong as any other link on the chain. There’s no reason you can’t use a couple of them.
These bits of gold chain can be used to extend a chain that matches in style. In order to extend thick chains such as curb chains or cuban chains, the jeweler may have to custom create new links and assemble them with the existing piece.
Is bike chain too short?
If the chain is too short, this shift is difficult to make and the derailleur cage is stretched out and almost parallel to the chainstay. If the chain is really short, then you might not even be able to shift into the largest cog. Before you remove the chain, make sure it’s on the small chainring and smallest cog.
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.
To measure the chain size, if you have just the sprocket, use calipers to measure between the teeth. Measure from center to center of where the chain roller would set between the teeth that will give you the pitch. Once you know the pitch you can determine what chain size you would need.