Shortening chain

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by FatManChan, May 17, 2009.

  1. FatManChan

    FatManChan New Member

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    Is there any way to take chain links off other than a chain tool?:-||
     
  2. Outrunner

    Outrunner New Member

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    Sure, Just use a Dremel tool with a stone and grind both pins
    on one side of the link, take a punch or pry the link apart.
     
  3. bk_punisher

    bk_punisher New Member

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    hello. i did the same thing but with out the dremel. i just vised it then got the punch. once you get it moving your home free.
     
  4. FatManChan

    FatManChan New Member

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    I don't own a dremel so I'll just buy a multi-tool from the local bike store that comes with a chain tool. Thanks for the help guys
     
  5. misteright1_99

    misteright1_99 New Member

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    I just laid mine flat on a piece of wood, and struck it with a punch/ awl and drove the pin out.......
     
  6. OzzyU812

    OzzyU812 New Member

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    adding to that drill a small hole in the wood so the pin has a place to go :)

    if anyone asks what you want for x-mass or b-day say Dremel!
     
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  7. Cabinfever1977

    Cabinfever1977 New Member

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    i used a jigsaw and pliers and a master link.
     
  8. Finfan

    Finfan New Member

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    The chain tool for a bicycle chain is too light weigh for the 415 roller chain. It will probably break!
     
  9. HoughMade

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    I have a Dremel...and I would not think of grinding a pin. First, it is not necessary. A punch is all you need. Second, if you do not grind, you can refuse the link and pin if you want to- with grinding, you risk the pin working out over time.
     

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