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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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    Well I sure hope you've tried pliers.
    Silly suggestion, I know.

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    Yes I have, with all the power I could.

    It didn't move at all...
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    Bolt-cutters will handily remove it. Just don't ask us how to put it back on.
    How do you keep an idiot in suspense?

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by jco1385 View Post
    if you don't plan to re-use it, why not break out the dremel or even an angle grinder and cut it off?
    Uh, oh!
    Look out Panthers!
    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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