Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.

New: Take part in the October Giveaway for the Haven Bicycle Co. beach cruiser


What is this hook for
#1
I just received this chain tool by post.

Could someone tell me what the hook is for and why the handle can move down a little bit and pull on this hook?

Thanks


Attached Files Image(s)
   
  Reply
#2
https://www.bikeride.com/chain-tool/

This video explains it pretty well I think
  Reply
#3
(03-20-2019, 09:12 AM)dude Wrote:  I just received this chain tool by post.

Could someone tell me what the hook is for and why the handle can move down a little bit and pull on this hook?

Thanks
Push the handle up tight, then remove the hook. It's hooked at both ends. Remove it from the tool. You hook the ends into the chain links so you can use the tool to remove a pin. When the pin is removed, the chain would probably remove itself by running through the derailleur and falling on the ground. It holds the chain together after the pin is removed, so you can do what needs to be done.
It's good if you create some slack in the chain as you attach the hooked bar. What I mean is, if the hook fits four links, make it hold six links so you've got some slack to work with.
It's especially useful in putting the chain (or a new chain) back on the bike.

I recently had cause to break a chain. In putting it back, I used a quick link rather than try to push the pin most of the way out, then trying to push it back in.
If I knew how to ride a bike properly, I'd do it every time.
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread
Author
Replies
Views
Last Post

Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
Chain skips under heavy load when pedall...
Today 06:18 PM
What's your No.1 concern when you purcha...
Today 06:16 PM
[Sponsored] Souke Sports Cycling Apparel...
Today 06:11 PM
What was your first bicycle?
Today 04:43 PM
VINTAGE DERAILLEURS: Campagnolo 50s-80s
Yesterday 04:19 PM
Bike evaluation
Yesterday 02:06 AM
V Brakes just won’t adjust properly
Yesterday 12:19 AM
Is this frame dent a concern?
10-13-2021 04:50 PM
Looking for Cycling Apparel Testers - So...
10-12-2021 10:10 PM
Cycling Training Programs
10-12-2021 04:54 PM

[-]
Join BikeRide on Strava
Feel free to join if you are on Strava: www.strava.com/clubs/bikeridecom

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. Souke Sports
23 posts
no avatar 2. Criminal
13 posts
no avatar 3. ReapThaWhirlwind
11 posts
no avatar 4. Zviedrs
9 posts
no avatar 5. JoJoJo
8 posts