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Saw some poor slob walkin' his bike.(3 posts)

Saw some poor slob walkin' his bike.Brian C.
Jun 15, 2001 12:18 PM
He'd broken his chain.
And the thought occured: Is there a handy repair kit for broken chains while you're out on the road? Something that you can fit in your saddle bag?
I checked this site's product review section and there seems to be a number of chain repair tools, but what do you do about chain links?
Just wondering.
Remove the broken links with the chain repair toolCima Coppi
Jun 15, 2001 2:54 PM
A slightly shorter chain will still work to get one home w/o having to walk to whole way.
re: Saw some poor slob walkin' his bike.nodima
Jun 15, 2001 2:55 PM
It has not happened to me on the road yet, but on my MTB, I just remove the broken link and put the chain back together. No real big deal, it is a 5 minute repair with a chain tool. Removal of a link should not present problems, the only possible problem occurs if you go big ring to big ring--which is bad for other reasons anyway. I also keep the extra links that I removed from the chain for just such an occation. MTB the links come with me, road they stay at home.

I always carry one, so I am prepared for when it does eventually happen.