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    Chain Breaking

    So today I finally received my Avenir chain breaker. I tried it out on the chain I was hoping to take off, and the chain wouldn't fit. So I see if it would fit on my single speed chain. No dice. No luck with my 8 speed Giant Brass 1 either. How the heck can I break a chain with this thing? It appears that those stupid metal pieces between the top and the bottom of it get in the way of the chain. Please help. I ended up having to hack-saw that chain off of the bike.
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    You lay the chain perpendicular to the metal piece, so that those stupid metal pieces fit in between the links of the chain. Good luck!

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    Maybe you are not putting the chain in the tool the right way? It should be positioned so the tool pin presses the chain pin out, "almost" all the way.
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    Looks like a cheap version of the now-classic Rivioli chain-tool. I'd invest in a good one, like the Park Tool CT-3, for shop use, and something that works and is relatively small for onboard use in case you have a breakdown on the road. I've found the one that comes with the Topeak Alien II does a remarkably good job. The Park Tool CT-4 is one I've heard good things about:

    http://www.parktool.com/products/det...at=5&item=CT-4

    I'm somewhat confused as to why the one you bought won't work. Strange days.
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    Chain tools all work about the same way. I don't think the OP is using it right. Try here: http://bicycletutor.com/chain-tool/
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    He's probably trying to use that piece of **** on a 1/8" singlespeed chain (learn to read peoples). Which, depending on the exact singlespeed chain, may or may not work for one that is not designed specifcally for 1/8, or is not adjustable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by operator View Post
    He's probably trying to use that piece of **** on a 1/8" singlespeed chain (learn to read peoples). Which, depending on the exact singlespeed chain, may or may not work for one that is not designed specifcally for 1/8, or is not adjustable.
    Actually, I was trying to use this piece of ***** on a 10 speed bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Rice View Post
    Actually, I was trying to use this piece of ***** on a 10 speed bike.
    Please don't make me quote you to preserve your original post.
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    I tried it on the 10 speed first, then my single speed, then my 8 speed. It did not fit on any of those chains.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Rice View Post
    I tried it on the 10 speed first, then my single speed, then my 8 speed. It did not fit on any of those chains.
    Ok.

    http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=25

    Inspect the chain breaker, visually for deformation.
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