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Old 10-30-2014, 03:55 PM
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Shimano pin in KMC chain?

I've browsed around, but found mostly opinions. Has anybody actually tried it?

I needed to add a few links to a KMC DLC chain and I used a new Shimano connecting pin. It went in like it should and the length looked good. The link was stiff at first, but after working the links back and forth it loosened up.

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Old 10-30-2014, 03:57 PM
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why not just use a quick link?
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Old 10-30-2014, 04:10 PM
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Yup, that's a great idea. Chances are you'll die from ebola before you bust your nuts on the stem and crack your teeth, anyway.





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Old 10-30-2014, 04:11 PM
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I didn't have one...but I did have a couple of the Shimano pins in my toolbox.
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Old 10-30-2014, 04:27 PM
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I can probably put a Honda piston in a Chevy - I have a few in my parts box. I may need to use a hammer to make the rod fit on the shaft 'cause they're not really the same, and the piston will wobble around a bit, and probably become good friends with the spark plug, but they both use 4 cylinders...

That's a long and sarcastic way of saying no. There are so few standards in the bike industry, chain pins aren't on that list.
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Old 10-30-2014, 04:29 PM
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I've browsed around, but found mostly opinions. Has anybody actually tried it?

I needed to add a few links to a KMC DLC chain and I used a new Shimano connecting pin. It went in like it should and the length looked good. The link was stiff at first, but after working the links back and forth it loosened up.

Thanks!
and "I didn't have one...but I did have a couple of the Shimano pins in my toolbox."

Since the chain is NOT designed to have a pin shoved thru it's outer plates, I think it's a "bad idea"...why not use a snap link, ya know, like a KMC one?

I know it's silver and all but get a sharpie.
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Old 10-30-2014, 04:34 PM
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LOL

You can like add links from the same brands but mix them is like no no to me, and im one of the ones that doesnt follow the rules

Lets be optimistics on this one. Let us know how it goes
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Old 10-30-2014, 05:04 PM
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FWIW (and only marginally related to the original post)

SRAM 9-spd quick-link works perfectly in a Shimano 9-spd chain.

I've been doing it for years and years. No problems at all.
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Old 10-30-2014, 05:10 PM
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Since the chain is NOT designed to have a pin shoved thru it's outer plates, I think it's a "bad idea"...why not use a snap link, ya know, like a KMC one?
You sure about that?
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Old 10-30-2014, 05:14 PM
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You sure about that?
No, why dont you give it a try? Report back. Afterall, i dont think its possible to bounce my junk off of your top tube.
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Old 10-30-2014, 05:41 PM
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Lots of bitter replies to a simple question.

Thanks for the help.
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Old 10-30-2014, 05:53 PM
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Lots of bitter replies to a simple question.

Thanks for the help.
Sorry if mine came off that way. You were advised aginst it and kept going looking for the answer you wanted. I gave you that answer. Go for it, it will be fine.
Maybe.
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Old 10-30-2014, 06:46 PM
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You sure about that?
Heh...oh yeah, 17 posts.

PS: This is who you're asking:
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Old 10-30-2014, 06:54 PM
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Has anybody actually tried it?
No, we're smarter than you. Better? This time I specifically answered your question.
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Old 10-30-2014, 07:23 PM
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OK. Slack for the new guy.
Most, if not all, new chains have pins that are "mushroomed" at the outer plate. Like rivets. Often, when you push a pin out, you actually get a little ring of metal around the pin on your chain tool. This is the portion of the chain pin that secures it in the outer plate. Without that, the plate can (more easily) come off...leading to broken teeth and crushed huevos.
Use a quick link.
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