KMC quick link on a Shimano Chain: heresy ?

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by MikeD

MyM3Coupe wrote:
LouisN wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 6:11 pm
Maybe I'll try my KMC links first before investing on another Shimano tool ....

Louis :)
You can get a set of remove/install tools (KNC made) off ebay for not much at all. And the Shimano link is very well made with nicely beveled edges. Much nicer than the KMC ones for sure.
I broke a couple of KMC links and won't use them any more.

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by joejack951

MyM3Coupe wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 5:42 am
Unless ur on food stamps most would spend a few bucks on a tool that makes stuff infinitely easier.
I would typically agree on right tool for the job but in this case, the job can be done easily with no tool at all. I've never worried about which chain ring I'm on or which cassette cog. I install the link, rotate the crank to get the link on the upper tensioned section of chain, and push down on the pedals. Done, in likely less time but with the same exact result as using a tool. Now, the removal pliers are something I'd never be without and if I didn't already own a pair and if the dual-use style didn't cost that much more, I'd likely buy them just because. But I do, so I won't.

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