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The Missing link

Mendip rouleurMendip rouleur Posts: 163
edited July 2012 in Workshop
Chain snapped this afternoon and I was able to remove the bent link with my chain tool and put the cahin back together to ride 5 miles home.

I don't want to get a new chain if I don't have to. Would I be OK riding with a link down for a day or so till I can get a powerlink, or is a new chain the sensible option?
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  • amaferangaamaferanga Posts: 6,789
    If it's a 10 speed chain and you've joined it without using a powerlink or similar then expect it to break very soon.
    More problems but still living....
  • If it's a 10 speed chain and you've joined it without using a powerlink or similar then expect it to break very soon.

    Thanks.
    “I ride my bicycle to ride my bicycle.”

    http://mendiprouleur.blogspot.com/
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,123
    If you can identify the pin you used to rejoin it at the roadside, remove it completely and join the chain with a KMC missing link or similar.

    If you can't be sure which pin it was, as already mentioned, a new chain would be the safest option.
  • Mike03776Mike03776 Posts: 40
    Once a chain snaps it's normally better to replace the chain, they normally snap for a reason, i.e. wear, and the chances are it will snap again. It sounds like a new chain and cassette for you I'm afraid.
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