How To Repair A Bicycle Chain - GCN's Roadside Maintenance Series

Published on December 16th 2013


Repair a broken bicycle chain on the roadside with GCN's latest cycling How To. Follow GCN on YouTube: If your chain breaks when you're out on a ride, don't panic. We have a couple of simple methods to repair a bike chain and get you home. To repair a chain on the roadside you will need: A chaintool A powerlink, quicklink or master link If you don't have a powerlink or one of the special joining pins, you can still get home. You'll need to put a bit less pressure on the pedals and change the chain before your next ride. Rejoining a chain using one of the existing pins is not recommended by any manufacturers.