Master Link

The Adventurer, Vernon Wade

Vernon was born in the Pacific Northwest and still lives in the shadow of Mt. Hood, near the small town where he grew up. Vernon has spent decades wandering the hills, hunting mushrooms, camping and riding motorcycles into the remotest nooks and crannies to be found in the region.

Here’s an old trick for keeping the clip in place on your master link. Yes, I know you can form an endless chain using a riveted link and not worry about losing a clip. But for those of us who prefer the flexibility afforded by a clipped master link, the old school fix is a dab of RTV silicone and safety wire. Make sure the open end of the clip is on the trailing edge, check it regularly, keep your chain lubed and adjusted. It is the little things….




The twisted tail of the safety wire is pointed the wrong direction – it should trail, pointing the same way as the open end of the master clip,

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