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Taking apart a SRAM PC-1 chain with Snap-Lock master link

Old 09-30-06, 02:26 AM
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Taking apart a SRAM PC-1 chain with Snap-Lock master link

Does anyone have any helpful tips for disassembling a SRAM PC-1 chain with the Snap-Lock master link? I've used other SRAM chains with master links, but this one is totally different. Thanks.
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Old 09-30-06, 03:03 AM
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someone has asked this recently i believe- search.

but to answer, you bend the chain laterally and the plate will pop off the pins.
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Old 09-30-06, 04:19 AM
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Originally Posted by salmonchild
someone has asked this recently i believe- search.

but to answer, you bend the chain laterally and the plate will pop off the pins.
Thanks. I did search, waded through 9 pages, and didn't find the answer about taking one apart, only about putting them together......
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Hey Ziemas - this might help:
https://sram.com/_media/techdocs/Chain_PC1_08_02.pdf

it is all I could find.
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Old 09-30-06, 06:34 AM
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Originally Posted by [165]
Hey Ziemas - this might help:
https://sram.com/_media/techdocs/Chain_PC1_08_02.pdf

it is all I could find.
Thanks. I guess removal is the reverse of instalation.....
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Old 09-30-06, 07:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Ziemas
Thanks. I did search, waded through 9 pages, and didn't find the answer about taking one apart, only about putting them together......
*khm*same method, obviously*khm*

Bend the chain towards the removable plate with some vigor and it should pop off. Flick it off if it wants to stay on
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are you sure?

If anyone is still following this thread.. (PC-1 still seems to be a popular single speed chain), I'm not convinced those offering the simple "duh" solution of "it's the same as the spec sheet's install instructions in the reverse", or "all you do is bend the chain and it snaps right off" actually own one of these chains.

It's not that simple, and your advice doesn't work (for me). Not that it's not appreciated! but.. have you actually tried it with this exact model chain? Mine is brand new with little grime or wear or rust and it won't budge. It's a snaplock not a masterlink or powerlink. So I don't want to go buy a masterlink tool and it not work. And surprisingly no one on the internet is talking about the PC-1 chain specifically, only the multi-speed chains that come off with ridiculous ease.. What tool gets this thing off??
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Old 02-26-18, 02:53 AM
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Originally Posted by jacksonbollock View Post
If anyone is still following this thread.. (PC-1 still seems to be a popular single speed chain), I'm not convinced those offering the simple "duh" solution of "it's the same as the spec sheet's install instructions in the reverse", or "all you do is bend the chain and it snaps right off" actually own one of these chains.

It's not that simple, and your advice doesn't work (for me). Not that it's not appreciated! but.. have you actually tried it with this exact model chain? Mine is brand new with little grime or wear or rust and it won't budge. It's a snaplock not a masterlink or powerlink. So I don't want to go buy a masterlink tool and it not work. And surprisingly no one on the internet is talking about the PC-1 chain specifically, only the multi-speed chains that come off with ridiculous ease.. What tool gets this thing off??
the snide, rude answer would be: the two tools at the ends of your arms, but I don't mean to be snide or rude.
as someone who's had to install and uninstall a handful of these over the years as a mechanic, my advice is keep trying; it should just pop off. occasionally employing a flathead screwdriver to gently pry with one hand while bending the chain with the other helps the more stubborn instances.
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Old 03-01-18, 04:59 PM
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^^ What he said. Have done this three times in the past couple of months.
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They make chain pliers specifically to help take apart quicklink style chains. If you work on bikes a lot it's worth having one. Keeps your hands cleaner and easily opens even the stiffest quicklink.
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Sram chains suck. Throw it in the trash and buy another chain.
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
Sram chains suck. Throw it in the trash and buy another chain.
I've heard this a few times around here, but don't have any real issues with the SRAM chain currently on the bike. Except for that irritatingly designed quicklink, which I removed entirely. Hell, I've got chainbreakers.

But why the hate for these chains? Is it gonna ransack my house one day while I'm out?
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I have had 1 SRAM chain and it was always noisy. The bushings also wouldn't roll very smooth when cleaning or lubing the chain. It wasn't "bad", but KMC has been much better
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Kmc z410

~ $10.00, bulletproof, Completely silent, smooth, no special tools required.

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I've never used the special link on the PC-1, but the PC-7X (FG) and PC-850/870 (geared bikes) have been a joy to use.
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