I bought this SRAM PC1091 chain for my compact chainset and have been running it since January. In order for the chain to fit properly I cut a few links from it. I am now getting a standard chainset, so I think I will have to add some links back on the chain.

Can I reattach this link to my chain to make it longer? This is how I left it when I chopped it.

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Yes, you can, but it leaves the chain weaker on that link.

The SRAM chains are designed to work with a master link. If you use that one, it's not reusable, but it comes in a pack of 4, so you can open and close it a few times for cleaning.

  • Thanks. As I'll have to disconnect the chain's power lock anyway I'll end up with two power locks on it I think.
    – Robin
    Apr 11, 2012 at 19:26
  • You can definitely get away with re-using powerlinks a few times on SRAM chains. I havn't really had any issues. I use a Park MLP-1 to remove them and snap them back on by hand. Really, breaking the chain with a chain tool every time is a waste.
    – Benzo
    Apr 13, 2012 at 20:21
  • @Benzo: You can do it, physically, yes. But it weakens the link, and it will separate at some point. They are designed not to be reused.
    – zenbike
    Apr 14, 2012 at 6:55

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