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    Need SRAM PC48 chain replacement

    What's a suitable replacement or upgrade for said chain on my 1993 Rockhopper with 7 speed rear cogs?

    What tool should be used to disassemble said chain???
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    A SRAM PC-850 should work, as should any 6-7-8 speed chain. If the PC-48 chain was closed with the provided Powerlink you shouldn't need a tool to take it apart, although master link tools like the Park MLP-1 (I have one and like it) make the job easier.

    You will need a chain breaker tool to remove links to properly size the new chain. No tool is needed to close the Powerlink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsbrantjr View Post
    A SRAM PC-850 should work, as should any 6-7-8 speed chain. If the PC-48 chain was closed with the provided Powerlink you shouldn't need a tool to take it apart, although master link tools like the Park MLP-1 (I have one and like it) make the job easier.

    You will need a chain breaker tool to remove links to properly size the new chain. No tool is needed to close the Powerlink.
    Would snap ring pliers be a suitable substitute for the Park MLP-1????
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    They could be made to work, as would any long-nosed pliers, but I would not buy one as a substitute for the MLP-1. The tool is not strictly needed but makes the job easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsbrantjr View Post
    They could be made to work, as would any long-nosed pliers, but I would not buy one as a substitute for the MLP-1. The tool is not strictly needed but makes the job easier.
    Here's some good info:

    Tips for removing Sram PC-850 powerlinks?- Mtbr.com
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    One of the great things about these chains is that no tools are needed once they are cut to the correct length.
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