Your question: What tools do I need to change a bike chain?

In order to replace your chain you will need either Master Link Pliers like our MLP-1.2 for chains with quick links, or a chain tool like our CT-3.2 for chains with connecting rivets, as well as chain lube for lubricating connecting rivets.

What do you need to change a bike chain?

How to replace a bike chain in eight steps

  1. Remove the old chain. First, jettison the old chain. …
  2. Clean the cassette. Now is a good time to clean and inspect your chainrings and cassette. …
  3. Thread the new chain. …
  4. Work out correct length. …
  5. Cut to size. …
  6. Insert the pin. …
  7. Push pin home. …
  8. All done.

How do you change a chain on a bike without a chain tool?

You will need other tools such as needle nose pliers and a hammer to remove the chain. Some bike chains have a master link. This is a removable link that is not fused like the others. If your chain has a master link, remove the link by twisting it off with a pair of needle nose pliers.

What tools do you need to fix a 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.

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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. 5.

How often should I change my bike chain?

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.

How do I fix my bike chain without master link?

2 Answers. You could try using a simple chain breaking/Rivet tool to break the chain at one point (while still keeping the pin in the link) and then put the chain on and use the tool again to push the pin in and join the chain like that.

How do I know what chain to buy for my bike?

If you are using a bike with a derailleur the number of cogs on the rear hub will determine the chain size you will need. They are always 3/32″ chains. You can get a 5/6/7-speed, 8-speed, 9-speed, or 10-speed chains.

How to Remove Chain Links Without a Chain Breaker Tool

  1. Locate the section of the chain that you want to separate. …
  2. Place the head of the flathead screwdriver between the middle of the chain and the top plate on the chain, just below where the rivets were in Step 1. …
  3. Repeat steps 1-2 for the exact opposite side of the chain that you removed in the previous steps.
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