Removing/Refitting Shimano chain

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Removing/Refitting Shimano chain

Postby BG2000 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 19:41 pm

I need to take a new HG-71 chain off a bike and transfer it to another.

What do I need to do this properly. I don't mean chain splitting tool, I've got plenty of those and have been fitting SRAM chains for years (with magic-links).

I don't have any kind of magic-link for this Shimano chain though. One of the links does have a black rivet in it. Something tells me I need one of those, but I don't have anything else...

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Re: Removing/Refitting Shimano chain

Postby supersonic » Wed Jan 16, 2013 19:48 pm

You need the shimano joining pin, but a Power link by SRAM will do.

http://www.tweekscycles.com/Product.do? ... ign=Chains

Don't split the chain at the previous joining pin though.

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Re: Removing/Refitting Shimano chain

Postby Levi_501 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 21:12 pm

I have split and rejoined 9 speed chains using the normal links.

Very simialr to doing 7/8 speed chaisn, but more critical.

Should you decide to do it, use a chain splititng tool with the backing bolt, simialr to this one.

http://www.dooyoo.co.uk/cycling/x-tools ... extractor/

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Re: Removing/Refitting Shimano chain

Postby supersonic » Wed Jan 16, 2013 21:13 pm

Shimano chains require the ampule pin though due to the peening process.

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Re: Removing/Refitting Shimano chain

Postby cooldad » Wed Jan 16, 2013 21:27 pm

Rubbish those pins. Just get a stock of Sram or KMC joining links. And buy KMC chains.
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Re: Removing/Refitting Shimano chain

Postby cooldad » Wed Jan 16, 2013 21:33 pm

ps I have a couple here (Shimano pin). If you want them PM me your address and I'll drop them in 1st class post tomorrow. You should have them on Friday.
Presuming it's 9 speed.
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Re: Removing/Refitting Shimano chain

Postby BG2000 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 23:06 pm

supersonic wrote:You need the shimano joining pin, but a Power link by SRAM will do.

http://www.tweekscycles.com/Product.do? ... ign=Chains

Don't split the chain at the previous joining pin though.


Thanks - yes, I need to buy one of those pins before I can refit this chain. I guess there would have been one originally which was fitted when the new bike was built. I'm not in a hurry to refit it this chain once removed, I mainly need to make sure I split it correctly (i.e. not at current joining pin section) so thanks for that info. And thanks for others for info on splitter tools, I should be OK now.


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