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Old 08-05-09, 12:23 AM   #1
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Unbreakable Chain

Hey there!

I have a KMC-8 Speed chain on one of my bikes, unfortunately I just don't manage to break it.
It has one of those early chain-connecters, the ones that you're supposed to open with pliers.

So is there any other way to break or cut it?

Thanks!

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Old 08-05-09, 01:29 AM   #2
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Well I sure hope you've tried pliers.
Silly suggestion, I know.
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Old 08-05-09, 03:02 AM   #3
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Yes I have, with all the power I could.

It didn't move at all...
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Old 08-05-09, 05:09 AM   #4
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Bolt-cutters will handily remove it. Just don't ask us how to put it back on.
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Old 08-05-09, 05:15 AM   #5
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I would think a regular chain tool would work on one of the other links. I've used and old school $5 Rivoli on my 8-speed chain.
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Doesn't seem to work with a regular tool on the other bolts, they are just stuck!
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if you don't plan to re-use it, why not break out the dremel or even an angle grinder and cut it off?
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post a picture maybe someone has seen it before. Insert a screw driver in the clip and twist, or am I thinking of something else
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You could try a torch or P'Blaster to loosen things up.
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Yeah, if it's not a precious family heirloom, bolt cutters.
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if you don't plan to re-use it, why not break out the dremel or even an angle grinder and cut it off?
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The "dremel-heads" are back!
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"Blue light rain, whoa, unbroken chain
Looking for familiar faces in an empty window pane
Listening for the secret, searching for the sound
But I could only hear the preacher and the baying of his hounds"

- Grateful Dead, 'Unbroken Chain'. Sorry, couldn't resist
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Plasma torch, ninja sword, angle grinder.

Or standard chain tool.
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