Piece of cake. I've never used KMC, but when Shimano went to that stupid non-reusable pin about a dozen years ago, I switched to SRAM. You can install and remove those without a tool, or at least you could the last time I put one on (my riding gets spread over four bikes, so I don't go through chains very fast). You'll still need a breaker to get the old one off, though.yakky said:follow the above. The only tricky part is making sure you get past the derailleur correctly, there are some tabs the you might route around incorrectly, but you will figure it out real fast. Buy a chain with a quick link, KMC makes some nice ones.
Yes, the chain will always be far too long for a road bike so it must be reduced in size.Streamwood Steve said:With a KMC chain and a quick link do you still need a chain tool to get the chain down to the correct size? I looked on their web site and there was no instruction on chain sizing.
BMX / SS chain?jaymz350 said:I use an angle grinder, or bench grinder won't let you add a link but removing a link is a piece of cake....
I need to know what is the best chain for my old roadie, its a 5 speed centurion from the 80's everything I see is for 7/8/9 speeds...
Yeah, I found that out to my chagrin. I loved the old removable Powerlinks.wim said:Just an add-on: SRAM calls its link for a 10-speed chain PowerLock, as opposed to the old 9-speed PowerLink. SRAM says its PowerLock links are not removable / reusable.
Well, SRAM as well as Park Tool would never recommend doing this, but these fine pliers are pretty good at opening a SRAM 10-speed PowerLock back up.OES said:Yeah, I found that out to my chagrin. I loved the old removable Powerlinks.
I'd never seen this tool! It'll really open a 'Powerlock?' I'm sure the 'Powerlock' is toast after that, huh?wim said:Well, SRAM as well as Park Tool would never recommend doing this, but these fine pliers are pretty good at opening a SRAM 10-speed PowerLock back up.
No first-hand experience, but my 190-lb. riding partner has the tool and has used it to open his SRAM PowerLock and re-use it several times. C-40 also has some positive words on this in a recent thread I can't find right now, he's the resident chain expert.OES said:I'd never seen this tool! It'll really open a 'Powerlock?' I'm sure the 'Powerlock' is toast after that, huh?