Park MLP-1 Master Link Pliers
Many derailer chains, especially our favorite SRAM brand, use a "master link" (SRAM calls it a "Power Link") that allows the chain to be installed and removed by hand.
While this type of masterlink doesn't require a traditional chain tool, over time, dirt and corrosion can make it difficult to separate by hand. MLP-1 Master Link Pliers make removal and replacement of these masterlinks quick and effortless.
Simply insert the specially sized jaws into the masterlink and squeeze the handles.
Like it's big brother, the Shop model CT-5, the pin automatically stops at the right spot, so you can open the chain but you won't accidentally push the rivet all the way through and ruin the link.
In addition, it folds to a smooth, compact shape that is easy to carry. 120 grams.
*That's assuming you only work on 3/32" derailer-type chain. If you work on the wide 1/8" chain, you'd probably be better off with a model that does not have the auto stop feature.
TLP15 Park CT-3 Shop Tool $29.95The ultimate. Because of the tremendous force needed to remove chain pins, CT-3 is now made from investment cast tool steel. Along with superior strength and durability, the CT-3 features a handy "loosening shelf" to remedy stiff links after reassembly. The fine thread and comfortable size enable easy removal of even the toughest chain pins. Like all Park Tool Chain Tools, it's easy to use and built to last.
Works great on 7-, 8-, 9- and 10-speed chains.
TLP14 Set of two replacement pins $9.95
Park CT-5 "Mini-Brute" Tool $14.95This small chain tool goes anywhere and actually performs like a shop quality tool. The fine thread, special 3V2-shaped handle, and super strong replaceable pin make chain removal and installation a breeze. The CT-5 works on any derailer chain (including Hyperglide®) and has a "shelf" for loosening tight links. At only 77 grams, it1s the perfect take-along chain tool.
Works great on 9 speed chains as well.
TLP14 Set of 2 replacement pins $9.95
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