Hey! Just doing a couple of upgrades to my drivetrain, and wanted some help as to how I remove my chain… I read this article and I gleaned that all I had to do was move the master link towards itself…. Is that correct? And does this operation require any special tools? Thanks for your continuing help! Cheers 🙂
Not all chains have a master link. But if your chain does have one, then yes, you can push on either side of the master link to disengage. Sometimes I have to use a set of pliers to get enough force on there. Here’s a photo:
If your chain doesn’t have a master link, you need a chain tool, or at least a way to knock the pin out of one of the links. This article has some good photos to explain.