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Park Tool

Park Tool MLP-1.2 Bicycle Chain Master Link Pliers

4.9
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Description

  • Make removal and replacement of master links quick and effortless
  • Comfortable padded handles
  • Compatible with all 5-to-12-speed derailleur chains that use a master link

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Customer Reviews

Without this, it's like putting in staples without a stapler (it can be done, but...)Excellent tool to detach/reattach multi-link in chain. Still need to fiddle a bit to spring-open/press-in the multi-link's sides at the same time, which can be a 3rd hand trick while overcoming the tension of the rear derailleur and gravity in general. Had originally put together my triple* length chain (*recumbent) without this tool, so I can truly appreciate the difference it makes. Also tried re-pinning a link, vs a multi-link, but the press fit introduced unnecessary friction at that pin.AID: Use a piece of coated wire of sufficiently small size, looped between links (one beyond where the Park Pliers tongs fit) of either end, and tie to take up the slack. Thin gauge coat hanger or possibly fishing line might work as well. 5Park Tools are bike geek status symbolsI would love to have a workshop that seems like it glows royal blue because of all the Park tools, but until I win my millions or am hired on as Aaron Gwin s mechanic I m happy to settle on a few here and there. They are high quality bike tools with a history and the price tag that comes along with that. This is not an especially critical tool or a tool that takes a lot of abuse, so there is no real reason to pay more for the Park name when the master link pliers from Pedro s, Wolf Tooth, KMC, etc. will work just as well. There are some tools like a spoke tensioner that you should only get from Park Tools, but something small like this you get to send a message to your other bike geek friends about how badass a mechanic you think you are. 5Easy, simple, fastI've been working on bicycle and motorcycle chains since both had old fashioned, easy to use master links with a big clip to hold them together. I never felt any need for a fancy, specialised tool to join or remove master links so I've never had chain pliers. Motorcycle got rid of master links years ago, the new style master links used on bicycle chains are a little tougher but still no big deal. I decided to buy these silly things since I'm working on a bicycle project that involves a lot of chain ring changes and thought they might help a little.Wow, do I feel stupid for not buying these things when bicycles changed to the newer, clipless style master links. What was a minor PITA is now almost instant and painless, I took a link out (i.e. removed the master link, broke a chain link out and reinstalled the master link) yesterday with only slightly more effort than setting up and putting my tools away afterwards. I bought the Park pliers because I have a fair number of Park tools and they all work well, another brand may be as good and may be a bit cheaper. Whatever brand you pick, if you work on your own bike get a set of chain pliers, it is money well spent. If (like me) you're not sure about what brand to get, throw out a few extra bucks and get the Parks. 5Nice toolI have been traveling fairly often with a bike (or group of bikes) for some time now. In some situations I have found that it preferential to remove the chain (and carry it in a cleaned out peanut butter container) I have at least one master link on all of my chains for this purpose for easy removal/re-installation.For years I have been manipulating these links by hand and makeshift use of tools not designed for this purpose. I have slipped and pinched/pulled/scraped/broken/bled more than once. So I finally decided to get the right tool for the job. Specially since I'm upgrading to 11 speed chains which I have heard a little more difficult to work with. 5Way Better Than Sore FingersAfter struggling to get a master link in place on a narrow (10 speed) chain, I started thinking that there must be a better way. I figured that I could rig something up with a pair of pliers, then realized that someone must have done it already. The next stop, of course, was the Park Tool Web site ... I laughed out loud when I saw these, then ordered a pair. So far, they work as advertised. And, given that I have Park tools that are a good 35 years old, I m fairly sure that these will be around longer than me. As a 20-year-old racer, I was perfectly happy with solid chains. 40 years later, I ll use this tool and a master link. Is that progress? Beats me. 5Why have I been struggling so long??I've been using removable "master link" chains for years, and when it comes time to break the chain for cleaning, I always dreaded the wrestling match I was sure to have with the link. The openings were usually clogged with a mix of grit and White LIghtning and by the time I finally got the chain apart neither I nor the chain were happy about the whole process. That's not to mention the flakes of grime that got flung about as we tussled, just waiting for a shoe to carry them to the nearest carpet or rug and land me in trouble.But this little tool is a godsend to the coordination-impaired like me: just put the jaws around the rollers at either end of the master link, squeeze and you're done! 5Prevent Domestic ViolenceLike most people buying this, I have gotten by without any master link pliers, but finally broke down and bought one.Every time I removed a chain, I would inevitably have a tough time removing the master link and take my frustration out on my wife. This would lead to her kicking my ass and me crying in the bathroom waiting for the cops, so I could embarrassingly tell them how my 120 pound wife whipped my ass, but conveniently leave out the part about me starting the fight. Don't judge me.Anyways, this can happen to you, too. So, do yourself and your spouse/room mate/dog/whatever a favor and quit "getting by" without it. The next time you have to remove a chain with a master link, you will kick yourself for not getting one earlier. It might keep you from getting beat up and having to explain to the police why your nose is bleeding again. 5How did I ever live without it?Amazing device! After struggling with the KMC missing links for years, I finally broke down and purchased a tool to simplify their removal and installation. Sure you can get by without this tool as I did for years with makeshift apparatuses to remove the chain links, but you don't need to go through that struggle. My advice to you is to avoid the KMC branded openers and closers as this tool combines both of those into a single package (not to mention cheaper). Quality is on par with all the other Park Tool devices that I own (excellent). I've used it 3 times since purchase and cannot recommend this tool enough to anyone that needs to remove, install, or rotate bicycle chains on a regular basis. 5Just buy 'em!I hesitantly bought these after struggling to remove a master link that left me with some pretty sore fingertips. Yes, these pliers are expensive and yes, master links shouldn't require a tool to remove. But sometimes it's worth paying for a product that provides a convenience and saves time, and that's exactly what these do.These pliers can be used for both removing a master link AND connecting it. I've used it on two different 9-speed chains so far (1 KMC, 1 SRAM) and they work great.Like all Park Tools, the construction of the pliers is sturdy and I have no doubt they will last a long time. 5I wouldn't call this tool an extravagance.I almost didn't buy this. I have muscled off master links with my fingers for years and for some reason I felt inspired to buy a new bike tool. I love this thing. Could I live without it? Yea, probably- but if you are looking at a tool like this, you probably have 5 or 6 things (ahem, with wheels and saddles) in your basement or garage that you "could" live without but what's the point? The sweet thing about these little pliers is that all of a sudden you can get a master link on without accidentally letting go of the chain and then having to fish it out of the front derailleur for the third time while you think about how tight your knees are getting from crouching wondering if you should have brought over that old patio chair with the cracked leg you still have for some reason. Feel like cleaning your bike today? Well now you have the confidence that in about 3 seconds you can pop your chain off and soak it in some degreaser for a little while and clean around those little pulleys- people will start to wonder if you always have a new drivetrain going on. Is this tool going to give you an additional 5 watts? No. Is it going to give you a little extra time to spend with the family? Yea. Boom, justified. 5
Park Tool MLP-1.2 Bicycle Chain Master Link Pliers

Park Tool MLP-1.2 Bicycle Chain Master Link Pliers

4.9
Error You can't add more than 500 quantity.
Regular price
AU$ 96.00
Sale price
AU$ 96.00
Regular price
AU$ 158.00
Sold out
Unit price
per 
Save 39% (AU$ 62.00)