Author Topic: SRAM Powerlink Connector  (Read 7181 times)

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Offline ptaylor

SRAM Powerlink Connector
« on: January 30, 2007, 11:56:14 pm »
These links can be nearly impossible to remove when they are dirty.

At a bike shop last summer, they had a tool that makes them easy to remove. The tool looked like a small pair of pliers with little hooks on the nose to keep the connector links from slipping off.

I have been trying to buy one of these tools, but with no luck. My local bike shop didn't know what I was talking about, and I don't know what to 'Google' to find them on-line.

Does anybody know what I'm talking about?

Paul
Paul

Offline wanderingwheel

SRAM Powerlink Connector
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2007, 02:09:15 am »
Sounds like the Park Master Link Pliers.  Is this what you are looking for?
http://www.biketoolsetc.com/index.cgi?id=164508574&d=single&c=Tools&sc=Chain&tc=Master-Link-Pliers&item_id=PA-MLP1

Sean


Offline ptaylor

SRAM Powerlink Connector
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2007, 07:05:54 pm »
Fantastic! Thanks Sean. This is a great forum!

Paul
Paul

Offline jimbeard

SRAM Powerlink Connector
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2007, 08:01:36 pm »
Check Brian Huntleys How to undo a power link  @crazyguyonabike under articles
looks like it would work .
http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=lt&doc_id=1885&v=v :)

Jim

This message was edited by jimbeard on 2-1-07 @ 4:02 PM
Jim

Offline ptaylor

SRAM Powerlink Connector
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2007, 07:21:20 pm »
Thanks Jim.

But if you look closely at the photo of the 'pliers', they appear to have a hook at the nose, kinda like the 'Park Master Link Pliers' that Sean talks about.

Perhaps this is one of the times when I wished I had a hooked nose! (as opposed to a handsome classic Roman, Greek, or African nose)

Paul
Paul

Offline jimbeard

SRAM Powerlink Connector
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2007, 01:44:34 am »
Paul. They look like ordinary medium or small size Vice grips too me that is why i posted . So you would not need buy a special tool .I also think that regular plyars would work .I think the concept is to get the tension off the chain with the baggie tie or something similar .  I have yet to use a power link because it looked  hard to get apart till i saw Brian's post on crazyguy recently ,will try one on next chain.
MAY THE WIND BE AT YOUR BACK
Jim

This message was edited by jimbeard on 2-2-07 @ 10:06 PM
Jim

Offline Sailariel

SRAM Powerlink Connector
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2007, 11:44:56 am »
I found that a wire tie works great relieving the pressure on the links. After I replace the master link, I just cut the wire tie off.    Alex


Offline jimbeard

SRAM Powerlink Connector
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2007, 12:43:04 pm »
"I found that a wire tie works great relieving the pressure on the links. After I replace the master link, I just cut the wire tie off".    Alex
   Just curious Alex
After reading Brian's post at crazy guy how to remove SRAM Powerlink Connector,i had a [ Why didn't i think of that moment].
 Did you think of this or learn somewhere else ??

Jim
Curiosity killed the cat. Jim tried to delete this dumb post without success.

This message was edited by jimbeard on 2-6-07 @ 8:54 AM
Jim

Offline Sailariel

SRAM Powerlink Connector
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2007, 09:11:48 pm »
Actually I learned the wire tie trick from my friend who is the local Cannondale,Aegis,Marin dealer.