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Old 12-07-2012, 03:04 PM   #24
bwringer
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Originally Posted by ttpete View Post
If one has to use a clip link, after putting the clip on, use the chain tool to pull the side plate back hard against the clip. It will help secure it from being knocked off because it can't flop around with tension on it.

Yep.

Most people have never heard of this, especially those people who are sitting next to the road wondering where their chain might be.

I once saw a roadracer casually snap a much-used master link clip into place with his fingers after changing a sprocket and then head back out onto the track. Gave me the willies.


Anyway, yeah, the PBR is a very nice tool.

I've done the safety wire thing before as a temporary measure to deal with a missing clip. Not that inhumanly neat, but it worked. I didn't know it was an "officially" acceptable thing, though.
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