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06-29-19, 02:02 PM
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Posted By BCDrums

On the very first KMC chain I tried, I got a bum...

On the very first KMC chain I tried, I got a bum Missing Link that wouldn't close, because one of the pins wasn't perpendicular to the side plate:...
06-29-19, 03:33 AM
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Views: 1,089
Posted By Racing Dan

Most quick links are single use, just like the...

Most quick links are single use, just like the Shimano joining pin. If you want to remove the chain with your hands get a whipperman chain link or get chain link pliers as suggested by others.
06-28-19, 11:19 AM
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Views: 1,089
Posted By sdmc530

YEP....the tool is great. I have the tool from...

YEP....the tool is great. I have the tool from Park and one of the best tools I own for home bike maintenance!
06-28-19, 09:01 AM
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Views: 1,089
Posted By Crankycrank

Another vote for getting the quick link pliers...

Another vote for getting the quick link pliers or if out on the road you can use this trick. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85Uednr4zFI Even a rock will do to knock the link loose.
06-28-19, 07:37 AM
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Views: 1,089
Posted By DrIsotope

Buy the tool. Seriously. Worth every penny. ...

Buy the tool. Seriously. Worth every penny.

It doesn't matter what the mfr. writes on the packaging-- no such thing as "single use." I re-use 11-speed links dozens of times each, as the chains...
06-28-19, 07:26 AM
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Posted By Shimagnolo

KMC has long had 2 types of links: "reusable"...

KMC has long had 2 types of links: "reusable" (non-latching), and "non-reusable" (latching).
And in my experience, you can find either type in the box with a KMC chain.
Just get the Park MLP-1 and...
06-28-19, 06:30 AM
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Views: 1,089
Posted By Litespud

Was likely a “single use” link - they lock closed...

Was likely a “single use” link - they lock closed and need a tool to remove. As I understand it, the only difference between these and reusable links is the tiny metal nubs that lock the link closed....
06-28-19, 05:58 AM
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Views: 1,089
Posted By TimothyH

Buy the tool. The link is only...

Buy the tool.

The link is only "unbelievably tight" if the proper tool can't remove it.

I used to mess with needlenose pliers, etc., until I bought the tool two years ago. Wish I had done it...
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