The Park CT-5 Chain Tool is a compact and portable chain tool designed for on-the-go repairs or maintenance of your bicycle chain. It is compatible with most bicycle chains, including 5-12 speed chains, and features a comfortable handle for easy grip and control.

To use the Park CT-5 Bike chain Tool, first, you will need to break the chain by aligning the chain pin with the tool’s driving pin. Then, turn the handle to push the driving pin into the chain pin until it breaks. If you need to remove a damaged link or install a new one, you can use the chain hook on the back of the tool to hold the chain steady while you work.

It’s essential to use a bike chain tool properly, as incorrect use could damage your chain or the tool. Before using it, make sure you read the instructions carefully, and if you are unsure how to use it, seek help from a professional or experienced mechanic.

Recommended Bike Chain Tool – Park Mini CT5 specification

  • A bike chain tool that is small enough to go anywhere, yet performs like a full-size workshop tool
  • Fine thread and slide-away T-handle give plenty of pressure at the pin head to move stubborn chain rivets
  • Includes a loosening shelf to release stiff links after assembly
  • Replaceable driving pin head
  • Works on most bicycle chains, including 5 to 12-speed
  • Weighs just 77 grams
  • Colour Silver

Bike chains can snap for several reasons, including:

  1. Wear and Tear: Over time, the chain can stretch, wear down, and weaken. If not replaced in time, the chain can snap, especially under heavy load or stress.
  2. Improper Maintenance: Poor maintenance can lead to corrosion and rust, which weakens the chain. Neglecting to lubricate the chain regularly can also cause it to wear out and eventually snap.
  3. Incorrect Shifting: Shifting gears under high load or stress can cause the chain to jump, slip or stretch, which can weaken the chain over time and lead to breakage.
  4. Excessive Force: Applying too much force or pressure on the chain while riding, especially while pedaling uphill or sprinting, can cause it to snap.
  5. Poor Installation: A chain that is not installed correctly can be weakened, causing it to snap.

Replacing it before it becomes too worn out:

To prevent your bike chain from snapping, it’s essential to maintain it correctly by cleaning and lubricating it regularly, replacing it before it becomes too worn out, and avoiding putting too much force or pressure on the chain. It’s also crucial to shift gears correctly and have your bike checked by a professional mechanic regularly to ensure that everything is in good working condition.