Introduction: Make a Chain Whip on the Cheap

Hello all! This is my first Instructable and while it's not a really difficult one, it's one that a frugal bicycle mechanic can easily appreciate.

Materials:

- An old pair of pliers
- A second pair of pliers
- An old bike chain
- Chain breaker
- Hammer

Step 1: Destroy the Old Pliers

Ensuring that your old pliers are easily taken apart like the one in the photo, use the other pair of pliers to remove the bolt.

Step 2: Break the Chain

Using your chain breaker, or a borrowed one if you're cheap like me, break your old parts-bin chain and create a 20 or so link chain. Ensure that you leave the pins in the outer plate of the end links. This will make putting the chain back together easier.

Step 3: Attach the Chain to the Pliers

Using your hammer, your 20 link chain, and one of the arms of your broken pliers, pound the pins at the ends back into their adjacent outer plates, attaching one end to the bolt hole in the plier arm. This is necessary because you won't be able to fit your chain breaker around the plier arm to replace the pin.

Step 4: Done!

In using your new Chain Whip, place it on a cog of your cassette/freewheel being removed that allows the head of the plier arm to grip a link of the chain whip. This will prevent damage to any of your cassette/freewheel's teeth.

Any comments on my post would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

Comments

author
curbowman made it! (author)2017-01-26

AMAZING!! Genius lies in simplicity. Utility = 100%. Total cost = zero.

GEDC5962.JPG
author
MaximusPsychosis (author)2013-08-03

Why didn't i think of this, I'm gonna make me one of these right now!

I have all the parts in my old toolbox now, dead players, bike chain, hammer..
Ima gonna get me a Chain Whip job! brb!

Thank you for this instructable!

author
agis68 (author)2013-08-02

very clever! love it

author

very well done
thanks

author
jolshefsky (author)2013-08-01

This is ingenious and works great! Alas, either my technique or the two old sprockets I have are preventing me from disassembling the cassette ...

author
maxman (author)2013-05-17

Excellent! Just what I've been looking for.

author
Gregbot (author)2013-05-09

Excellent! Thanks!

author
jmDCI (author)2013-05-08

Neat.

author
mjsc222 (author)2013-05-08

Ha I can see where you got that. But it comes in handy if you're working with wheels frequently

author
bfarm (author)2013-05-07

I thought it was a weapon at first.

About This Instructable

9,747views

32favorites

License:

More by mjsc222:Make a Chain Whip on the cheap
Add instructable to: