December 27, 2008
This month's issue of Cycle Source had a great little article from Brew Dude called "Chains for Dummies". Well, I guess I'm that dummy. I've always known that a master link has to go on the chain in the right direction. I didn't know why, so I could never remember which way was right. I'd have to check on another chain just to make sure I had it right. Brew's reasoning for the open end of the master link to always face away from the direction of chain travel is so it doesn't get unclipped when it hits something. Makes sense to me! Thanks dude, now I'll always remember.