What is a bicycle chain link?

Do all bike chains have a link?

Do all bike chains have a master link? Nope, not all chains have master links. If your bicycle has derailleurs, it means it’s unlikely that your bike’s chain will have a master link.

How do I know my chain size?

To determine the pitch (chain size), you’ll need to measure the distance between any three consecutive rivets, then divide the result by 2. The rivets are the small, round pegs/studs that hold the chain segments together. Measure from the first to the third, then divide that number in half to get your chain pitch.

Does a chain need a master link?

A master link or quick-release link is a roller chain accessory that allows convenient connection and disconnection of a chain without the need for a chain tool. It acts as a set of the chain’s outer plates, so joining two sets of the chain’s inner plate ends. Such master links may or may not be re-usable.

Do Shimano chains come with Quick Link?

The quick link is designed for use with 11-speed chains and is, according to Shimano, not reusable. … It is compatible with all 11-speed Shimano chains according to the Japanese company and will include two pairs in each pack.

How much does it cost to get a bike chain replaced?

Most shops charge $15 to $20 to install a chain or you can purchase a chain tool for $10 to $50 and learn to do it yourself.

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Can you reuse a bike chain pin?

In an emergency situation you can reuse a pin to get you home or to a nearby bike shop. For long term usage, either get a master link or a new pin.