So I was replacing the bearings in my Surly hub, and used it as an excuse to take off my cogs and clean them before the salt and grime got them too stuck on...
Apparently I was too late - one side will always have a 14t cog stuck on it. I was putting on a lot of pressure, and snapped the chain off of my whip. I had already modified it from the 3/32 to a 1/8, but had never been able to replace the first two links (chain tool won't fit). This was after getting the first side off, unfortunatly. Without a new chain (can't get until next weekend), I can't use the 14t safely. It's too far forward if I shorten the chain enough...
So a couple of questions :
1) Anyone try using a master link as the first link on a chainwhip? This is probably what I'll do next... It doesn't seem too likely to hold.
2) Any getto home remedies for getting a cog on nice and tight w/o a whip?
I'm about to start searching the forum, but the sooner I can get it back together, the sooner I can move on to the rest of the maintinance and repair I'm trying to get done this weekend.
(oh, and mods, I know this is mechanical in nature, but it's on a fixie, and I think I'd get a faster answer here...)
Thanks for any help!