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Old 02-13-2014, 10:20 AM   #1
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Best Chain tool for the bush

What chain break/rivet tool do you carry in your bike's tool kit?

Looking to add a contingency for a broken chain on a longer trip but hearing mixed feedback on some smaller tools (ie something that can actually FIT in a reasonable sized tool-tube) and hoping feedback here can offer some consensus or clarity.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 02-13-2014, 10:33 AM   #2
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Small chain breaker and a file. File off the rivet head, then push it out. Much faster with a die grinder or Dremel of course :)
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Old 02-13-2014, 10:54 AM   #3
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I have a Motion Pro PBR in my saddlebag.

http://www.bikebandit.com/motion-pro-pbr-chain-tool
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:06 AM   #4
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What chain break/rivet tool do you carry in your bike's tool kit?

Looking to add a contingency for a broken chain on a longer trip but hearing mixed feedback on some smaller tools (ie something that can actually FIT in a reasonable sized tool-tube) and hoping feedback here can offer some consensus or clarity.

Thanks in advance!
Same as gq, above, along with a clip master link and a two-link section off of an old chain.
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Old 02-13-2014, 01:36 PM   #5
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My chain kit when I'm going on an adventure:



It's a Terra-X chain breaker and riveting tool (with spare pins). It can pop out a rivet without grinding the heads.
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Old 02-13-2014, 05:38 PM   #6
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My chain kit when I'm going on an adventure:


It's a Terra-X chain breaker and riveting tool (with spare pins). It can pop out a rivet without grinding the heads.
+1 on the Terra-X.

But check any chain breaker BEFORE you leave to make sure it will fit your chain.

Recently bought a new 525 chain (can't remember which one) which has enormous side plates on it that the Terra-X wouldn't fit.
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Old 02-14-2014, 12:23 AM   #7
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Why you need a small piece of chain and not just the links?

Also is the DID chain breaker, rivet tool any good?
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Old 02-14-2014, 03:40 AM   #8
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Why you need a small piece of chain and not just the links?

Also is the DID chain breaker, rivet tool any good?
In case you twist a section, etc, or it derails and jambs in somewhere, if you lived through it, a section of chain like that can be patched it to get you back on the road. Save some sections from old chains.
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