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    Where in the world is my master link?!?!

    Seriously, I went to clean my chain the other day for the first time and can't find the dang link. I'm not sure what kind of chain it is but it says the word "arrow" on the link and the letter "Z".

    I'm clearly a newb. Ha.

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    Well...

    Quote Originally Posted by IWreckALot View Post
    Seriously, I went to clean my chain the other day for the first time and can't find the dang link. I'm not sure what kind of chain it is but it says the word "arrow" on the link and the letter "Z".

    I'm clearly a newb. Ha.
    Without knowing what type of chain you have, it's possible that yours doesn't have a master link.
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    I would say it's probable that you don't have a master link that is removable. Just spray some WD-40 onto a rag and wipe the chain clean (oh yeah, I just said use WD-40 on a bike!). Don't spray WD-40 onto your bike, just onto a rag. Wait until the solvents evaporate and lube the chain and wipe clean with a clean rag.
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    actually people mention using wd40 to get rid of most of the junk then lube it afterwards.

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    Thanks guys. I thought I was going insane not being able to find the masterlink. I had to have spun the crank for an hour looking for it before I gave up on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken in KC View Post
    Without knowing what type of chain you have, it's possible that yours doesn't have a master link.
    word.

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    My chain doesn't have a master link either and this stuff works well for me. You apply it to your chain, rotate the cranks a couple times and then wipe the excess off with a clean rag, its cleans and lubes the chain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IWreckALot View Post
    Seriously, I went to clean my chain the other day for the first time and can't find the dang link. I'm not sure what kind of chain it is but it says the word "arrow" on the link and the letter "Z".

    I'm clearly a newb. Ha.
    It is a KMC chain. Aftermarket both KMC and SRAM chains come with a quick link, however it is very common for OEM installations to not have one. This of course makes a weak spot in the chain which you probably cannot find (since they don't use a specific pin like Shimano to reconnect the chain).

    I would buy a quick link and carry it with you on the trail just in case your chain breaks, but otherwise I'd leave your chain alone the way it is. Just clean it on the bike.

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