Taya 10 Speed White, Yes White Chain Installation (And SRAM 10 Speed Un-Install Hack)

Don’t be afraid…follow the man with the ripped hoody-sweatshirt into the dark, dingy basement, where The Clash is blaring on the eight track player, and he’ll show you how to first, un-install a Sram 10 speed chain (without breaking it!) and then install a white, yes white Taya 10 speed chain.


Steve - 02/03/11 - 3:23pm

Great post Tom, as always. Buuut how about the right tool for that job? http://www.parktool.com/product/master-link-pliers

crusty wrench - 02/03/11 - 6:18pm

HA! he sized the chain too short!

Jason - 02/03/11 - 9:24pm

please just get a set of these and enjoy


David - 02/03/11 - 9:30pm

Dude. Good music.
Also, this: http://www.parktool.com/product/master-link-pliers
works brilliantly on the stupid 10-speed Powerlock and is super cheap.
Or you could replace it with a Connex link and be done with it, which is really the best solution.

samuel verstraete - 02/04/11 - 3:14am

pity you added music to the movie… now we can’t see it in europe

Thom P. - 02/04/11 - 5:24pm

It wouldn’t be a “hack” if you used the right tool for the job now would it? MacGyver is spinning in his grave.

You gotta remember – not everyone is as up on his stuff as you guys are.
(And not everyone has specific tools for the job that get used twice a year.)
BUT almost anyone who owns more than five tools has a pair of channel locks.

We’d been removing 10 speed powelinks this way for a while at the shop before the Park tool came along. When we saw it our reaction was “meh, who needs it?”
I just wanted to share my way of doing it, because there doesn’t actually seem to be a lot of good info out there (during a quick Google search) on the subject.

Thanks for reading.

– t

Patrick - 02/05/11 - 4:19pm

I used to do this all the time, UNTIL it slipped and snapped my finger hard! Use the right tool, or face the risks!

Seven Stars - 02/08/11 - 10:38am

crusty wench- that’s “Race Length”.

Doug. F. - 11/10/12 - 5:00am

Splendid,many thank’s.

TAYA Chain - 10/22/13 - 3:55am

Sigma Connector Installation:

Robert Paulson - 09/08/14 - 10:45pm

How is the finish holding up?

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