How to Remove Links from a Bike Chain Bracelet
Introduction: Bike chain bracelets have become a striking fashion trend, particularly among biking enthusiasts. Cycolinks, a frontrunner in the industry, offers a diverse range of bike chain bracelets known for their durability and style.
Occasionally, you may find the need to customize the size of your bracelet by removing a chain link. This comprehensive guide will take you through the step-by-step process of removing a chain link from various Cycolinks bike chain bracelets.
If your Cycolinks bike chain bracelet is too short, it is possible to buy a extension clasp which will add on 1.5cm to your current length of bracelet, to do this you can order from here
What Tools Do I Need to Remove a Link from a Bike Chain Bracelet?
- Pinchers & or a small screwdriver
- Needle-nose pliers
Step 1: Identify the Chain Link
Examine your Cycolinks bike chain bracelet to locate the specific chain link you wish to remove. This link often has a slightly different shape compared to the others.
Step 2: Prepare the pin for removal
Ensure that your pinchers or needle pliers are small enough to grab the pin from the bike chain bracelet. Alternatively, a small screwdriver can be used.
Step 3: Remove the Pin
Position the pinchers or screwdriver on the pin of the chosen chain link. Apply steady pressure to push the pull (not push) out of the link. Use needle-nose pliers to pull the pin completely out.
Step 4: Separate the Chain Links
Once the pin is removed, the chain link will separate into two parts. Carefully pull the chain link apart to detach it from the rest of the bracelet, please note if you have crystal stones be sure not to loose them as well as the pins.
Step 5: Reassemble the Bracelet
If you removed a chain link to resize the bracelet, reassemble it by connecting the two ends of the chain. Insert the pin back into the holes of the chain links and use the or pliers to push it back into place until you hear or feel a click.
YouTube Video Demonstration of Removing a Link From a Bike Chain Bracelet
Watch this helpful video on demonstrating how to remove a link from a Cycolinks bike chain bracelet.
Remember, adjusting your Cycolinks bike chain bracelet is as easy as wearing it with style. Embrace the freedom to customize your accessory for the perfect fit.
Cycolinks Bracelet Varieties:
At Cycolinks, we offer three main types of bike chain bracelets, all following the same link removal process:
7mm Bike Chain Bracelets (For Women):
- Often adorned with crystal stones in the center caps.
- Explore our 7mm collection for women.
10mm Unisex Bike Chain Bracelets:
- Typically feature plain spacers in the center, occasionally with crystal stones.
- Discover our unisex 10mm collection.
16mm Bike Chain Bracelets (For Men):
- Designed for men with plain center spacers.
- Browse our 16mm and larger collection for men.
- Cycolinks sells spare pins for these bracelets. Order them here.
- Extension clasps are available for all bracelets, adding 1.5cm to each. Order them here.
- Before starting, clean your bracelet to avoid any dirt interfering with the resizing process.
- If you encounter resistance while pulling the pin out, make sure it is completely straight.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Can I use this method for other bike chain bracelets, not from Cycolinks?
A: While this guide is tailored for Cycolinks bracelets, similar methods may apply to some other brands. However, for precise instructions, it's recommended to check with the specific brand or consult their user manual.
Q: What can I do if my bracelet is too short?
A: You can order a extension clasp from Cycolinks which will add a extra 1.5cm length to your bracelet, you can order from here.
Q: Are spare pins and extension clasps compatible with all Cycolinks bike chain bracelets?
A: Yes, spare pins and extension clasps are designed to be compatible with all Cycolinks bike chain bracelets. Ensure you order the correct size for your specific bracelet.
Q: What should I do if I accidentally damage the pin or lose it during the removal process?
A: Cycolinks offers spare pins for purchase here. If you encounter any issues, feel free to reach out to our customer support for assistance.
Q: Can I adjust the size of my Cycolinks bike chain bracelet multiple times?
A: Yes, you can adjust the size of your Cycolinks bike chain bracelet multiple times using the same removal and reassembly process outlined in this guide. Ensure you follow the steps carefully to avoid any damage to the bracelet or its components.
Q: Does this process work with Sterling Silver Bike Chain Bracelets?
A: No, this process is not suitable for Sterling Silver Bike Chain Bracelets. We recommend consulting a local jeweler for assistance with resizing such bracelets.