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Chain breaking

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' at netrider.net.au started by say_wat, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. Any idea how much a bike shop would charge to break a chain link?

    Alternatively, anyone have a chain breaker I can borrow for all of around 5 minutes...new chain has 6 too many links.
  2. I used an angle grinder which was easy.

    Installing the sideplate and riveting is annoyingly difficult without the proper tools but I got it done eventually.
  3. No powertools at home unfortunately - i tried using a hacksaw and very soon realised the futility of the attempt :p hehe
  4. Just head to stupidcheap and grab yourself a grinder. The last one I bought I paid the princely sum of 25 bucks for. Better than a chain breaker. If you have a decent chain it tends to f#ck up your chain breaker anyway. Unless you grind the heads off the riveted pins. Well it does mine.