How do you put a pin back on a bike chain?

Try to flex the chain at that link – if it feels stiff, push the pin the other way a little bit and try again. Repeat pushing that same pin back and forth in very small increments with the chain break tool, and keep flexing the chain until it is no longer stiff.

Are FSA chains any good?

Shifting has been crisp, reliable and smooth; as a longtime user of SRAM chains, I’ve finally found something that may be better. The US$48 FSA SL-K 10-speed chain is the quietest and smoothest chain I’ve used, and its silent performance is inspiring me to ride farther.

How do I connect chain without master link?

Using a chain pin: If your chain does not have a master link, use a chain tool to reconnect the chain with the chain pin included with your new chain. If you are repairing an existing chain, always use a new chain pin rather than reusing an existing pin.

Can I reuse a bike chain pin?

The pin is designed to take the brunt of the abuse, and is made of brittle hardened steel. That’s why you’re able to snap off the little nub after you install it rather than just bending it. Because of this brittle nature, pushing the pin in and out breaks off pieces of the shoulder and renders it not fit for reuse.

Can you reuse KMC chain pins?

A little-known fact is that KMC offers both reusable and non-reusable quick links for 10 and 11-speed chains.

How do you take off a bike chain without a chain tool?

Remove the Chain Link Without A Chain Tool

  1. Put the chain across two wood blocks or any other solid supports to form a bridge-like pattern.
  2. Take the punching tool and put it on one of the chain’s rivets.
  3. Then take a hammer and use it to push out the rivet.
  4. That’ll separate your chain to allow you to remove it easily.

Can you put an 11 speed chain on a 10 speed?

Condensed Answer: An 11-speed chain is narrower than a 10-speed chain and can therefore be combined with a 10-speed cassette.

How do you take off a bike chain without a master link?

You can use a chain tool or chain breaker to help you get the chain off your bike. With this special tool, you can push out a rivet from your bike and start breaking the chain. Once you have all the tools that you need, you are ready to clean the chain of your bike.

Do all bike chains have master links?

Not all bikes have these links. They are most likely to be found on BMX bikes, single speed bikes or three-speed town bikes with internal gears. The more sprockets a bicycle has on its rear cassette, the narrower the chain must be and therefore the less room there is for this extra-wide master link.

Can you reinstall a chain pin?

Take the chain apart at the next link down from where you lost the pin (being more careful this time) and then take two half-links from the cutoff and install them.

Are bike chain pins universal?

No. Not all makes and models of bike chains fit on all bikes. Most modern bike chains are made to the one-half inch pitch, but this dosn’t mean all chains fit all bikes.