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Old 10-01-22, 06:34 PM
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Chain Lifter

Has anyone tried a "Chain Lifter" tool/gadget?
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Old 10-01-22, 07:04 PM
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This works well enough for me, and works with both qr and thru-axle dropouts. Costs less than 1/3rd as much money.
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Old 10-01-22, 07:23 PM
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Old 10-01-22, 10:27 PM
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If you are only looking to lift the chain to where an axle would be a piece of 3/8" All Thread rod w/ nuts will do the same. An old hub, cut from a wheel, with an old cog is another possibility. Andy
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Old 10-02-22, 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
This works well enough for me, and works with both qr and thru-axle dropouts. Costs less than 1/3rd as much money.
I made my own out of a seat post clamp and derailleur pulley, fished out of the scrap bucket:
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Old 10-02-22, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
I made my own out of a seat post clamp and derailleur pulley, fished out of the scrap bucket:
Im not clever like that, so I find this especially impressive.
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Old 10-03-22, 06:00 AM
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As Mr. Stewart said. Add a piece of 3/4 PVC and you can run the chain and use the RD. This a great way to clean and lube the chain.


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Old 10-03-22, 09:01 AM
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My solution exactly but since i have through axles it is even easier. No all-thread or nuts required.
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