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  • Splitting Powerlinks How?!?
  • WorldClassAccident
    Free Member

    I know, just squeeze the sides of the link together, push and the powerlink cleanly and simply disconnects.

    Does it F*ck!

    Okay so the chain had been left covered in mud and water for a week so was rusted. I used a link splitter to get the chain off the bike and even after much cleaning and luing I can’t get the b@stard apart.

    any tips before I sling the whole lot out into the snow?

    Stoner
    Free Member

    ask your kid sister to lend you a hand?

    Drac
    Full Member

    They sometimes get a bit gunked up but other wise piece of piss to pop free.

    technicallyinept
    Free Member

    I found they split easier on shimano chains. I used one on a sram chain and could I get it off – could I buggery (and it was a clean chain too)!

    MrNutt
    Free Member

    careful, you’ll get oil on your frilly knickers! 😆

    steelfan
    Free Member

    When you squeeze the two links together wiggle them side to side at the same time. I used to have the same prob until a guy a bike shop showed me how to separate them.
    Never had a problem since.

    coffeeking
    Free Member

    Get a toothbroosh and some petrol on it, give it a bit of a brush, re-lube and try again. And MTFU. 🙂

    WorldClassAccident
    Free Member

    I reckon it might be the KMC chain then. Never had a problem before, I have the thumbs of Thor normally

    RudeBoy
    Free Member

    Smash it! Smash it with a hammer! That’ll teach the **** thing to not open!!!

    Stop!

    Valium time…

    uplink
    Free Member

    WCA – bear with me here, it’s just a hunch

    Can you post a photo of your fingers please along with something else for perspective?

    bigyinn
    Free Member

    Soak it in petrol and set fire to it.

    Squeeze together and flex it from side to side.

    Fagus
    Free Member

    This is what you want.

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=7781

    I use one all the time, but then I’m a sucker for tools.

    WorldClassAccident
    Free Member

    Wanders down the garage to look for some funny looking pliars

    IHN
    Full Member

    When you’ve got it off, replace it with a Connex one. Much better design.

    Jamie
    Free Member

    Turn the opposite side topwise…..

    bigsi
    Free Member

    I used to struggle with them as well but i found that rather than trying to squeeze it as hard as possible a lighter touch works better,,, and yes i am still talking about powerlinks 🙄

    WorldClassAccident
    Free Member

    Got the f*cker. definately the chain

    MrNutt
    Free Member

    WD40 & a blow torch, what’s the worst that….? 😉

    piedidiformaggio
    Free Member

    WCA’s hand

    RudeBoy
    Free Member

    Smash! Smash! Kill! Destroy!

    Heh.

    Valium not working today.

    avdave2
    Full Member

    Don’t KMC chains have their own type of removable link?

    WorldClassAccident
    Free Member

    avdave – yeah but it disappeared behind the fridge a while back so I shoved an old powerlink in there

    mywebsites
    Free Member

    Can you not try these. http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=7781

    Since using these it is dead easy to remove the chain when I need to fully clean it and the chainset

    Fagus
    Free Member

    ERRRRR mywebsites^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    woodey
    Free Member

    The joys of working from home!

    avdave2
    Full Member

    So the real answer to your question is move the fridge.

    Driller
    Full Member

    This is a great thread, or it would have been a couple of days ago. I ended up hacksawing one of the blighters off, and you know, the squeezing thing really does work. Who’d have known? No more swearing at powerlinks for me.

    I was going to say that they should come with instructions, but if they had I clearly wouldn’t have read them.

    Drac
    Full Member

    Let’s just hope when you come to open the gates for the event they’re not locked with anything more complicated then a powerlink.

    Shite was meant for the BBB thread.

    BigDummy
    Free Member

    Has someone suggested using your teeth?

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