My bike chain broke and i want to repair it but how do i figure out the size of the quicklink that i need do buy out?

My bike chain broke and i want to repair it but how do i figure out the size of the quicklink that i need do buy out? Also all i need to repair my chain a quicklink and this https://www.amazon.de/Oumers-Fahrrad-Ketten-Werkzeug-Reparatur/dp/B07BRPXPHM/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=fahrradketten+nietwerkzeug&qid=1663074550&sprefix=fahrradketten+%2Caps%2C87&sr=8-5 right? And the chain is a shimano CN-HG93

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    also a link on the chain says "JG" and not HG like on the manufacturer website so i don't know what quicklink to get

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    or will just any chink 9s quicklink work with my chain

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Kevin Van Dam

    Standard chains are normally 1/8”, but that looks like some thin road bike guy. Shimano conveniently seems to leave the size out of the description when I google it. Most of those quick links are probably going to be 1/8”. That could be some specific Shimano size maybe.

    Why not just buy a new chain? If you get the same one and buy a chainbreaker, you will have 100+ repair parts if you break the chain again.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Given your euroshit link, I’d imagine you live somewhere that people actually bike often and as such have a bike shop mere minutes away from you.

    I’m all for diy, but it’s way easier to spend $4 to get a chain repaired/replaced at a shop than buy the tools yourself to only use them once every 7 years.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Kevin Van Dam

      I would always have a stanby chain and a good breaker because BMX. KMC Kool chains ftw. Although for a minute back in the day we were running like 1/2” thick sprockets with fucking timing belt chains so you could bash that shit all day doing grinds.

      or will just any chink 9s quicklink work with my chain

      Maybe picrel helps? I would want to measure the chain to be sure.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Kevin Van Dam

        Repairs like that start around 30€ and if you want the german quality™ it can cost even more so im still saving money with diy.

        This is from a Q&A of your Shimano chain

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          https://i.imgur.com/iFQFwYl.jpg

          I would always have a stanby chain and a good breaker because BMX. KMC Kool chains ftw. Although for a minute back in the day we were running like 1/2” thick sprockets with fucking timing belt chains so you could bash that shit all day doing grinds.

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          Maybe picrel helps? I would want to measure the chain to be sure.

          thanks ill look into it

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Repairs like that start around 30€ and if you want the german quality™ it can cost even more so im still saving money with diy.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Kevin Van Dam

      Also IME, breaking chain links is real similar to breaking spokes. You may have been fine on that chain for years, but once you break the first link, you’re going to be breaking another one within a month or two. After the 2nd or 3rd repair you realize a brand new chain is the way to go so you don’t have to worry about it.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You don't need to get a quick link or worry about the size. Use a chain tool to remove the broken link and the one next to it, then connect the chain back together. Your bike will still work perfectly with a chain two links shorter.

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Just buy a power link. Look for one that matches the amount of cogs in you rear wheel. 7,8 and 9 speed are the same size. For 10 11 and 12 speed the sizes are different.

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