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Old May 5th 09, 06:14 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Carl Sundquist[_3_]
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Default Park Tool Master Link Pliers for chains

Johnny Twelve-Point presented by JFT wrote:
On Tue, 5 May 2009 18:54:49 -0700 (PDT), Andre Jute
wrote:

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...x?ModelID=7781


Interesting -- I'd like to hear about use of that too.


I simply took a pair of very thin needle nose pliers (bought 'em at
Harbor Freight) and bent the tips toward each other. Work great.
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Old May 6th 09, 02:54 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Andre Jute[_2_]
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Park Tool Master Link Pliers for chains
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...x?ModelID=7781

Anyone bought one or used one?

I'm thinking of getting one because the proprietary full enclosure
chaincase on my Utopia has little space in the window on the chain it
exposes for messing around, inevitably jerking the chain, perhaps hard
enough to pull the chaincase apart. Reassembling the ultra-light
chaincase with its multiple tiny bellows and then tying them on is a
pain that I'd easily pay fifteen euro to avoid if the tool will work
more certainly and gently than fingers.

I wrecked two brand new Connex chains trying to get the quicklink off
and then back on again. That soon gets expensive. Of course, I had no
problem getting the quicklink off the old, worn chain...

Andre Jute
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Old May 6th 09, 03:03 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Johnny Twelve-Point presented by JFT
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Default Park Tool Master Link Pliers for chains

On Tue, 5 May 2009 18:54:49 -0700 (PDT), Andre Jute
wrote:

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...x?ModelID=7781


Interesting -- I'd like to hear about use of that too.
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Old May 6th 09, 06:44 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Paul M. Hobson[_2_]
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Default Park Tool Master Link Pliers for chains

On Tue, 5 May 2009 18:54:49 -0700 (PDT), Andre Jute
wrote:
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...x?ModelID=7781


Johnny Twelve-Point presented by JFT wrote:
Interesting -- I'd like to hear about use of that too.


Carl Sundquist wrote:
I simply took a pair of very thin needle nose pliers (bought 'em at
Harbor Freight) and bent the tips toward each other. Work great.


Hmm. Any chance you can post a picture of this? How did you bend them?
Stick each nose in a vice?

--
Paul M. Hobson
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Old May 6th 09, 07:07 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Owen
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Default Park Tool Master Link Pliers for chains

On May 6, 12:03*pm, Johnny Twelve-Point presented by JFT
wrote:
On Tue, 5 May 2009 18:54:49 -0700 (PDT), Andre Jute

wrote:
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...x?ModelID=7781


Interesting -- I'd like to hear about use of that too.


I bought one of those, it helps to squeeze the link (with fingers)
while applying the tool.

Wouldn't do without it now, though I still try to break the link with
my fingers first, sometimes I do, and sometimes I don't.


Owen
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Old May 7th 09, 04:21 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Andre Jute[_2_]
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Default Park Tool Master Link Pliers for chains

On May 6, 7:07*am, Owen wrote:
On May 6, 12:03*pm, Johnny Twelve-Point presented by JFT

wrote:
On Tue, 5 May 2009 18:54:49 -0700 (PDT), Andre Jute


wrote:
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...x?ModelID=7781


Interesting -- I'd like to hear about use of that too.


I bought one of those, it helps to squeeze the link (with fingers)
while applying the tool.

Wouldn't do without it now, though I still try to break the link with
my fingers first, sometimes I do, and sometimes I don't.

Owen


Thanks for the info. I'll order a pair, then. -- Andre Jute
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Old May 7th 09, 03:07 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
TomYoung
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Default Park Tool Master Link Pliers for chains

On May 4, 10:14*pm, Carl Sundquist wrote:
Johnny Twelve-Point presented by JFT wrote:

On Tue, 5 May 2009 18:54:49 -0700 (PDT), Andre Jute
wrote:


http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...x?ModelID=7781


Interesting -- I'd like to hear about use of that too.


I simply took a pair of very thin needle nose pliers (bought 'em at
Harbor Freight) and bent the tips toward each other. Work great.


In a similar vein, I took an old cheepie pair of pliers I found on a
ride and ground the jaws down to a narrow profile with my bench
grinder:

http://tinyurl.com/dmswdj

then used a round file to alter the jaws so they'd grip the link:

http://tinyurl.com/cuspwx .

Also works great. Then I figured out how to reliably unsnap the link
by hand so I never use them anymore.

Tom Young
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Old May 8th 09, 06:59 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
res09c5t
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Default Park Tool Master Link Pliers for chains


"Andre Jute" wrote in message
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Park Tool Master Link Pliers for chains
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...x?ModelID=7781

Anyone bought one or used one?


I've got a pair. They work great. Previously, I had decent luck removing
the links in most chains with my fingers but occasionally there was a
stubborn one. With these, a quick squeeze and it is separated. Very handy
to have around.
Lyle


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Old May 8th 09, 09:15 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Arthur Shapiro
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Default Park Tool Master Link Pliers for chains

In article , Andre Jute wrote:
Park Tool Master Link Pliers for chains


Anyone bought one or used one?

I borrowed this tool a couple weeks ago after a fellow club rider heard my
tale of being unable to open the link on my KMC chain and mentioned he had
the unfamiliar product.

Alas for me, when I used the tool I somehow managed to shear the pin from one
half of the master link. Guess it was just a freak thing, but it forced me to
purchase a replacement Connex link at about 20% of the cost of a new chain.
So I now have a silver link in an otherwise gold chain.

It certainly seems like a reaonable product, as these fancy links don't always
open as readily as you'd think they would.

Art
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Old May 8th 09, 09:55 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Lou Holtman[_3_]
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Default Park Tool Master Link Pliers for chains

Arthur Shapiro schreef:
In article , Andre Jute wrote:
Park Tool Master Link Pliers for chains


Anyone bought one or used one?

I borrowed this tool a couple weeks ago after a fellow club rider heard my
tale of being unable to open the link on my KMC chain and mentioned he had
the unfamiliar product.

Alas for me, when I used the tool I somehow managed to shear the pin from one
half of the master link. Guess it was just a freak thing, but it forced me to
purchase a replacement Connex link at about 20% of the cost of a new chain.
So I now have a silver link in an otherwise gold chain.

It certainly seems like a reaonable product, as these fancy links don't always
open as readily as you'd think they would.


I can't imagine that anyone need pliers to open a Connex link.

Lou
 




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