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Broken roller on master link

NSRDR2010-06-03 03:20:44 +0000 #1
I was adjusting my chain tonight and noticed half the roller is missing on my connecting link..... can this be replaced or do I need a new chain?


kelaog2010-06-03 03:26:32 +0000 #2
I'm sure it could be replaced but finding the part (roller, sized to fit) is gonna be time consuming. And for the amount of work you've gotta do to replace one link you can replace the chain just as fast.

If you're not doing this yourself it'd be a waste of labor money. Have the chain replaced.
NSRDR2010-06-03 03:37:50 +0000 #3
I can get a new RK 530 chain and Vortex sprockets for $180 from BikeBandit.... looks to be about $300 for the same locally. Should I just go this route or any other sage advice.... this is my first chain/sprocket purchase...
kelaog2010-06-03 04:04:29 +0000 #4
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Originally Posted by NSRDR

I can get a new RK 530 chain and Vortex sprockets for $180 from BikeBandit.... looks to be about $300 for the same locally. Should I just go this route or any other sage advice.... this is my first chain/sprocket purchase...

Mspeed will install steel sprockets and chain for $260ish. By the looks of your chain I'd say it's done anyways lol. I'd say for time sake 260ish installed is maybe just a bit more than your 180 and then installed but with more convenience.

Deals are to be found look harder.

How many KM on your bike?
NSRDR2010-06-03 03:32:59 +0000 #5
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Originally Posted by kelaog

Mspeed will install steel sprockets and chain for $260ish. By the looks of your chain I'd say it's done anyways lol. I'd say for time sake 260ish installed is maybe just a bit more than your 180 and then installed but with more convenience.

Deals are to be found look harder.

How many KM on your bike?

I'd like to install it myself, I bought the bike because it was cheaper than going to BCIT. I'll have to see what the rivet tool costs though since I'll probably only use it a handful of times.

I can do a 520 kit from Bayside for a reasonable price so I'll try that route.

My bike has around 38,000km.
kelaog2010-06-03 04:23:26 +0000 #6
I think Cad tire rents a master chain link tool and it's a free rental program, just put down the deposit.

Try there first. For the $30 installation I'd rather just have someone else do it lol.
NSRDR2010-06-03 06:02:26 +0000 #7
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Originally Posted by kelaog

I think Cad tire rents a master chain link tool and it's a free rental program, just put down the deposit.

Try there first. For the $30 installation I'd rather just have someone else do it lol.

Front and rear for $30?!? Yowza... screw learning.... more time for riding!
PRSmechanic2010-06-03 04:10:21 +0000 #8
That chain is junk.

You need to lube your new one more often than that.

If the Vortex are not hard steel, don't bother.

Chain and sprocket change over is going to be a bit more than $30.

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