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Help With SRAM Chain(6 posts)

Help With SRAM Chainjromack
May 27, 2002 5:39 PM
I was going to remove my chain tonight thinking all along I had a Shimano chain.

But instead it's a SRAM and has some special quick release link which I can't figure out how to remove.

I searched the net and find a "power link" from SRAM, but that's not it.

I guess I'll just go ahead and push out a rivet.
re: Help With SRAM Chainweiwentg
May 27, 2002 5:49 PM
no need to push a rivet out. go here:

just push the powerlink halves against each other, and then puch them in towards each other. couldn't be simpler.
SRAM link removalKerry
May 27, 2002 5:52 PM
Don't go pushing rivets. Here's how the link works: you need to press the sides of the link together (toward the chain center line) while applying pressure from eac end. You can do this bare handed, though it takes a little practice. If you look carefully at the link while squeezing the side plates together, you will see the ends of the pins "pop out" as the plates move toward the chain center line. Get the special link in a "Z" formation while squeezing the side plates and pushing on the ends of the Z. All of a sudden it will just come apart. You have to believe that it will happen, and keep trying.
Here's the link to the linkjromack
May 27, 2002 7:36 PM
This is what it looks like, I tried to manipulate it, but to no avail.
OddAndy M-S
May 28, 2002 7:10 AM
That's not an SRAM link. In fact, I'd bet you don't have an SRAM/SACHS/Sedi chain at all. I seem to recall hearing about a Taya or KMC Z-connector which, IIRC, was a single-use link. That is, you could use it to join your chain, but it wasn't intended to be removed and reused...
Definitely a SRAM chainjromack
May 28, 2002 7:28 AM
Each link has a PC59 and the "S" on it. The bike manufacturer decided to use a SRAM chain, but not their Powerlink.

There was no way to remove the KMC link.

Anyways, the chain is getting replaced tomorrow and the new chain will have a Powerlink.