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Quick links explained: compatibility, how to fit a quick link and can you use it more than once?

Quick links explained: compatibility, how to fit a quick link and can you use it more than once?

Quick links can be used to hold your chain together, making your life a whole lot easier when it comes to maintenance, cleaning or getting…

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Quick links can be used to hold your chain together, making your life a whole lot easier when it comes to maintenance, cleaning or getting you home should your chain break out on a ride.

In this guide, we’ll take a look at what a quick link is, the question of whether you can reuse them and compatibility, as well as walking you through a guide on how to remove and install them. What is a quick link?

A quick link replaces a chain link with a pair of interlocking plates with in-built pins that can be installed or removed without a chain breaker. This allows a chain to be easily removed, for example if you’re going to thoroughly clean your chain off the bike or if you’re replacing your chain .

Quick links are sometimes known as a connecting pin, missing link, master link, power link or spare link. But, regardless of name, they all have the same function.

It is well worth carrying a quick link when you’re riding, perhaps in a saddlebag, just in case you’re unlucky enough to break your chain . Can you use a quick link more than once?

Quick links can’t be used more than once, although there are some exceptions. This is because a quick link is weaker when reused and there is a greater possibility of it snapping – which is the last thing you’d want to experience out on a ride.

Many non-reusable quick-links require quite a lot of force to install and […]

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