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Old 12-24-19, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by tommymc View Post
I travel with an S & S coupled bike in a soft case. It's neater to pack with the chain (10 speed) broken by the speed link and rolled up in a separate container. At home I have a purposeful set of pliers for the job but don't want to carry such on the trip. Is there any way to break the chain link without a tool that doesn't result in greasy hands at the airport or hotel?
First donít use oil based chain lube. That goes a long way to making the chain cleaner. Iíve used wax based lubricant...specifically White Lightning...throughout the US and never had any issues with it.

But for on the bike quick release pliers, check out Wolf Tooth Pack Pliers, it holds 2 extra links as well as having other features. There are also plastic versions of the pliers as well.
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