- 1 How do you take off a bike chain?
- 2 How do you take off a bike chain without the tool?
- 3 Do all bike chains have a master link?
- 4 Is it OK to remove bike chain?
- 5 How often should I change my bike chain?
- 6 How do I remove a master link without a tool?
- 7 How do I remove a master link?
- 8 How do I close a Master Link?
- 9 How do I remove a Shimano master link?
How do you take off a bike chain?
How do you take off a bike chain without the tool?
Not all bikes have master rivets. If your bike has a derailleur, it’s unlikely that your chain will have a master link. Bikes that typically do have chains with master links are BMX bikes and one- or three-speed town bikes with internal gears. If the width is 1/8 inch, your chain should have a master rivet.
Is it OK to remove bike chain?
It’s almost impossible to remove the chain from the bike with a rear derailleur. But you can easily remove it from a bike without any rear derailleur by being a bit tricky by pulling out the rear wheel.
How often should I change my bike chain?
To avoid this accelerated wear of your cassette and chainrings, a general rule of thumb is to replace your bike’s chain every 2,000 miles. Mind you, this is just a starting point. No two chains will wear at exactly the same rate because no two riders treat their chains the same.