Bringing the link to the top in the big chain ring is what finally got the link to snap into place. Thanks for the tip!
What happens if the master link is the one that breaks and the pin is missing?
Thanks for the video. I haven’t had to use a power lock in a while and was trying hard to squeeze the link and slide them together (for a 11 speed). It’s a simple procedure but it would not slide together. Your instructions regarding using the brakes and pressing on the pedal solved the mystery. Now locked in.
Thanks, you help me to much.
Thank you for all the wonderful videos. They are short and technically to the point. I really benefited and now I'm able to do most of my bike repairs myself. My question: i just installed a new Shimano 11 speed cassette (14-28T) and new Shimano (CN-HG701) chain, with Shimano quick-link, and all is working out perfect. I also have some spare SRAM 11 speed power-lock quick links, and wanted to know if it is compatible with my Shimano (CN-HG701) chain, or do i have to buy another spare Shimano quick-link? also, when for fun I installed the SRAM quick-link on the Shimano left over chain, i found it very tight, wondering if that is normal and will loosen up with use? Thanks Tony.
Can a sram quick link be used on a kmc chain?
Are quick link and master link the same thing?
Very knowledgeable... age is experience!
I spent hours to fit this in and Tony's trick has worked in a minute. Thank you for this video! It is greatly appreciated!
Tony, I bought 25/bulk KMC X9 chains with bulk links included. I've used these X9 chains before, as well as SRAM w/Powerlinks, all went on/off easily. These however will simply not engage the quick links. I'm at a loss, they've always gone on easily by hand. I sent some connectors to the vendor and of course, "they work for us". Really ? Then I tried a 9-sp missing link from a retail pack I had for emergency use, and it went on EASILY, like they always have. So What on earth do I do now, besides buying all retail missing links, which negates the bulk savings ? I can't say I believe the vendor, but nonetheless I'm left holding the bag, literally.
I was really struggling to get this to fit and this trick worked! Thank you so much for the video.
How do you choose the length?
How much does the Park master link cost and where can I get it.
I carry a master link with me in case I break my chain.
Are Connex master links re usable?
If you place the master link on in the wrong direction, what happens to the chain?
Thanks for the info on direction of chain and master link.
If you have the newer Park Master Link tool, why not use that to engage the master link?
Do Shimano chains come with a master link?
Very helpful, thank you.
This video upload is an enlightenment. Didn't know much about chain until it gave me problem. Thanking you.
I see a lot of common questions left unanswered for months. Anyone?
Shut the •••• up baldy .
Did not know...
He meant to say 1/2" pitch.
In my experience as a Melbourne bicycle courier over 4 winters 3 summers where trams drop sand on brakes you get sand on your drivetrain you don't want an "entry level" drivetrain you want Shimano XT and lube at the end of every wet day using a Ritchey kerosene bath chain cleaner on the weekend, you don't want to customize too much stick to factory equipment as say Shimano have the best patents.
I never knew my chain was backwards
I never knew that chains are directional as well 😱, thanks a lot guys for this piece of education really awesome.
I think you got 1/2 and 1/8 inch mixed there. The og 1/2 x 1/8" chain is 1/8" wide and the link length is 1/2". You can see it with the naked eye which is longer. But otherwise great stuff!! :)
I see there's no quick link with a 6,7 or 8 speed? What happens if you break your chain and you're not close to home? Thx!
the chain pitch is always 1/2", not 1/8"
They’re directional?!????!!!? Are you yanking my chain??
9:45 I don't believe you are correct in saying that 10 to 12 speed chains have the same inner width. I know this as I recently upgraded my bike from a 1x10 shimano drivetrain to the new shimano deore 1x12 drivetrain and I had to purchase a new chainring as the one I had physically would not fit the 12 speed chain and I had to get a 12 speed specific one. Therefore I think you are right about the plate width decreasing on the chain as you move up from 10 to 12 speed however this inevitably will also lead to narrower rivets to accomodate for the thinnrr plates thereby leading to narrower spacing between the plates as well. If you just look closely at a 10 speed and 12 speed chain you can visually see that the spacing is much narrower between the plates on the 12 speed chain, I've even confirmed this by measuring with a caliper.
Why are xx1 chains sooo flimsy, broke 2 already this year
I baught the wrong speed chain 9 speed for may 7 speed cassette is that OK.
Awesome video! Your cameras fu**ing suck though. Also, uhhhh, why the hell don't you have 5, 6, 7, and 8 speed chains included in the comparison lineup as well, considering they're the most common cassettes used?
Now I know.. thanks..👍
he talk too much, by saying that he won't talk at the first.
Thank you so much for this!
My chain will not slide in the connector. I squeezed in the middle an everything
Thanks! This helped me. Appreciator the instruction.
Are you using a C-clamp as a makeshift bike stand ? If so I would like to get a better view of that
This is a nice video (Thank you), but it did not work for me on either of two PC-850 chains. The 850 is an 8-speed chain. It seems the chain is just a hair too wide for the sliding plate to have access to the little grooves on the link pins. Here is what did work for installation: Use the method shown in the video to just get the link started. If it is like my chain, it will just engage enough to not fall off. Back pedal so that the link is at the top run of the chain, between the cog and the chain rings. Put pressure on the pedal to tension the chain. The link will pull closed. I've tried undoing the link and can't, even on a new, clean chain. I've decided that, if I need to break the chain, I'll use a chain breaking tool.
Thx for NOT telling me that i had to line up two inner links, instead of an outer and inner as would be the Shimano scenario. Now i have wrecked a 75$ chain. NEVER EVER SRAM !!
I wish the bell chain I bought worked like this. Now it's a paper weight it wouldn't snap in for nothing.
tks alot very helful
I followed the instruction but it didn't work for me. I assume SRAM were trying to skimp on accurate machining. Wow! 2017 and I've just wasted 2 hrs trying to squeeze a chain link together.
Thanks for sharing.
would the sram powerlink fit onto another brand of chain. can i please know bc im thinking of purchasing one
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The Powerlink link on your website isn't working.
Cheers Chris! You just saved my bacon while touring in Japan. Another thing to remember is to run the chain through the chain guide on the front derailleur, otherwise it will keep falling off when you change down! You probably mention that in another video :). Dan
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Love your videos. You never assume we are all born fully formed experts which means you don't skip important pieces of information.
Your second video I'm looking at - good job man! Informative, simple and quick.
Hi, does an orientation of the link make any difference? I'm using a 9-speed chain. I've heard 10 and 11-speed systems require a correct chain orientation, but does it matter for a 9-speed bike?
Dude, trimmed nails.
Hey Chris, I was on the other side of the world, getting angry and sweaty, all because the chain wouldn't link. Saw your video, used a little "squeeze," and magic happened. Thank you so much for taking the time to make this helpful tutorial. I said a lot of horrible things to my bike, but we're cool now.