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Old 12-29-04, 06:17 PM   #1
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What kind of chain do I have (and how do I remove it)?

Can someone ID this chain and also let me know how to remove it?


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That my friend is the finest chain in the world with the finest accesory you grow to love
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and as for removal, it is hard at first but keep patient. Squeeze the two plates together on the powerlink itself and slide in opposite directions, it will pop out
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You get used to it in time, ive had mine for a while and now i can take it off in seconds, and DONT use tools on it. YOu will see the little holes, the hole thats bigger is the one where the rivets come out.
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Can someone ID this chain and also let me know how to remove it?


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See attached link: http://www.sram.com/_media/pdf/sram/..._MTB_08_02.pdf

It's a pdf of their chain/Powerlink manual. The manual doesn't give you real hints, but if you see how it assembles, you can figure out how best to disassemble. I agree with Phantomcow2 - it's a great chain. Tool-less assembly and disassembly is an outstanding feature. It encourages thorough cleanings and you can forget about buying new pins ( a al Shimano ).

Here's how I disassemble that link. Clean the chain and your fingers so you can grip the link. Using the thumb and forefinger of one hand, squeeze on the link and as you're squeezing, slide your fingers in a direction that will move the rivets towards the bigger hole (like snapping your fingers). It may take a couple of minutes to get it the first time, but once you get the feel for it, you'll be able to literally do it in seconds.
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Old 12-29-04, 08:12 PM   #6
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Thanks all! I'm gonna try and dissect it now with the PDF in hand.
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It may also help to take the tension out of the chain. I usually remove the chain from the chainrings.

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It may also help to take the tension out of the chain. I usually remove the chain from the chainrings.

Good luck!
A very primitive, but effective, tool to reduce the tension on a chain can be made from a piece of a wire coat hanger about 8 inches long. Just bend some small hooks on the ends and insert in the chain to hold some slack on the powerlink.

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A very primitive, but effective, tool to reduce the tension on a chain can be made from a piece of a wire coat hanger about 8 inches long. Just bend some small hooks on the ends and insert in the chain to hold some slack on the powerlink.

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We had one at the shop I used to work at that was labeled "Stupid Sachs Chain Holding Tool". I had to laugh everytime I walked passed the thing.
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