Get rid of some links in the chain?

Discussion in 'Bicycle Repair' started by tylerscool45, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. tylerscool45

    tylerscool45 New Member

    Is this possible to get rid of some links on a chain that is already attached to my bike, or at least remove it and i do not have a chain tool or something like that. I have to do this because my motor would have to be way to high for the chain that i have now.

  2. hill climber

    hill climber Member

    without a chain tool what you do is get a big flat screw driver and as hammer. put the chair on a piece of wood on the ground, put the screw driver in between the wide link that needs removed at an angle between the 2 narrow links and give it a good wack, should sepereate use your master link to link back together hope this helps works for me
  3. grummy

    grummy Member

    Use grinder - and grind the pins that holds the link
  4. brendonv

    brendonv Member

    i grinded mine.
  5. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    best way

    yes - grind the pins down smooth then punch out with small punch

    but - chain tools are not that much money
    and a great thing to have

    makes this job -- a piece of cake

    ride that thing Mountainman
  6. Stink Bike

    Stink Bike Member

    Is the chain tool the type used for pushbikes or motorbikes?
  7. brendonv

    brendonv Member

    Pushbikes. Get em at ur local bike shop ( LBS )
  8. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    I just saw a chain tool at WalMart the other day -- 5 bucks

    might not be the best one made in the world -- but only 5 dollars

    it's hard for me to believe -- I didn't even grab one !!!

    come on Mountainman ---- ride that thing !!!
  9. Victor Vance

    Victor Vance Member

    i just put a chisel in between the link, lay the chain on a solid piece of steal i use for bashing metal, and hit the chisel with hammer. Bery easy, and if i make a mistake, its easy to put the old links back on :p
  10. Turtle Tedd

    Turtle Tedd Member

    Come chisle, screwdriver and hammer......grind it down, punch the pin out easy, or buy a chain tool
  11. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    anyTHING other than this is pretty silly

    anyTHING other than this is pretty silly

    and who wouldn't just buy a chain tool at around 5 to 10 bucks ??

    silly ones

  12. jnadenicek

    jnadenicek New Member

    Anybody got a dremel tool??