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  • Damaged HG73 link

     Mark1892 updated 12 years, 2 months ago 3 Members · 9 Posts
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  • Mark1892

    Member
    14 March 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Just been washing the bike and noticed one of the side plates on a link on my HG73 has cracked and split. Can it be replaced with another link or should i just bite the bullet and get a new one. it was fitted to bike when i got it august 08 and done a canny few hundred miles. 🙂

    If i replace it what would you recommend, HG93, SRAM ????

  • SeanO

    Member
    14 March 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Stick a sram connector link in.

  • BigBadJohn118

    Member
    14 March 2009 at 6:15 pm

    SRAM Power Link 😉

  • Mark1892

    Member
    14 March 2009 at 7:05 pm

    SRAM Power Link 😉

    cheers guys, is it just a 9 spd one i need or are there different types. looking on chainreaction at 3 X pair 9sp for £3.99 🙂

    and look a piece of P1ss to fit and take off, or not ❓ 🙂

  • BigBadJohn118

    Member
    14 March 2009 at 8:01 pm

    i think there is a few types maybe 10spd i dont know.

    you just need a 9spd SRAM Power link, last time i got some there was 3 Colors , Black/Gold/ and i think Grey 😯 , i have gold ( it stands out more)

    They are V-E-R-Y easy to Fit and Remove.

    are these the ones you where looking at ?

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=871

    IMPORTANT: 10SP Links are POWERLOCK, they fit together but then are not designed to come apart again.

  • Mark1892

    Member
    14 March 2009 at 8:05 pm

    yeah the gold ones. 🙂

  • BigBadJohn118

    Member
    14 March 2009 at 9:08 pm

    They are Very Easy to fit/Remove, i can take my chain off within Seconds.

    i put both my hands on the Power Link and one of my fingers will push one side of the plates and the other finger will pull another plate ..then its off and just the same to put it back on, if you know what i mean 😉

  • SeanO

    Member
    14 March 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Its all to do with chain thickness/width.

    If you’ve got a 9 speed cassette get the gold and yes its worth getting a few sets as spare. Probably the best piece of kit you can carry in your pack gram for gram! 😀

  • Mark1892

    Member
    18 March 2009 at 7:05 pm

    all sorted, powerlink in and working fine 😀

    until i noticed a tooth missing off one of the cogs on the cassette, new one and new chain on order, oh the joy 😕

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