Chain breaking on a ride — BikeRadar
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Chain breaking on a ride
edited January 2010
Just a quick one ,if your chain breaks on a ride can you use 2 powerlimks ,in one chain and keep it like that or buy a new chain ,cheers
Does it work?
If so keep riding.
the only thing you have to watch is if you chain gets too short you may put too much pressure on the rear deraleir, two should be fine though, you might like to change it if you get anymore. your chain shouldn't break this much though, its probably becuase your whole drivetrain is wearing you might think about changing it
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2 links is fine, one of my bikes has been running a chain with two powerlinks for 6 months, no issues
Step in to my hut! -
If the chain is farly new then no problems. If it's an older chain I'd bin it when I get home.
If you lose one or more of the inner plates when it busts then when you rejoin it with the powerlink it will be shorter. Fine for getting you home if you avoid extreme gear combinations that have the chain running at an angle between the sprockets. if it is shortened bin and buy a new one.
Two other points, new chain may also show up cassette and chain ring wear (chain suck or skipping on a properly set drivetrain would indicate this) so you'll need to replace the worn sprockets and or cassette. The other thing to consider is what were you doing when the chain snapped. For example if you were in an extreme gear combo try and change your riding style so you don't use them in future, otherwise the same thing will happen again.
It's easier to ask for forgiveness than for permission.
I've bought a new bike....ouch - result
Can I buy a new bike?...No - no result