The master link is the removable link that connects the two ends of the chain.
While out on a leisurely bike ride, one rider had the unfortunate luck of having her chain come loose. After a few minutes of fiddling with it, she was able to get it back on, but not without some difficulty. She thought to herself, “There has to be an easier way to do this.”
She did some research and found that there was in fact an easier way to put a master link on a bike chain. She was so excited to have found this out that she went on a mission to teach as many people as she could how to do this. She even made a video and posted it online so that others could learn from her.
This rider was so inspired by her own success that she decided to start a blog where she could share tips and tricks on how to make biking easier and more enjoyable for everyone. She continues to ride and share her love of biking with others to this day.
What Is The Master Link On A Bike Chain?
The master link is the link that connects the two ends of the bike chain.
Have you ever been mid-ride and had your chain come off? It’s not fun, and it’s definitely not something you want to happen on a regular basis. The good news is, there’s an easy way to fix it and it’s called the master link.
The master link is the small link that holds the two ends of your chain together. It’s different from the other links in your chain because it’s easy to remove and put back on without the need for any tools.
If your chain does come off, all you need to do is put the master link back on and you’re good to go. No more fiddling with those pesky chain links!
So, next time you’re out on a ride and your chain comes off, don’t panic, just reach for your master link and get back to pedaling.
How Do You Identify The Master Link On A Bike Chain?
The master link is the link that can be removed without the use of any tools.
1. First, take a look at your chain and find a link that has one side with a protruding pin, and the other side with a corresponding depression or notch.
2. Next, hold the chain so that this link is at the bottom, then gently bend it until the protruding pin pops out of the notch on the other side.
3. If the link you’ve selected pops out easily, then it’s your master link! If not, try another link until you find one that pops out easily.
Here’s a visual example to help you out:
As you can see in the image above, the master link has a protruding pin on one side (left side), and a corresponding depression or notch on the other side (right side).
If you still have any questions about how to find the master link on a bike chain, feel free to comment below.