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Postby tuco » Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:42 am

I have a chain removal tool and would like to give the chain a thorough clean so taking it off would be the answer BUT how is it done?

Now I'm not stupid, I know how the removal tool works, what I really what to know is can any link in the chain be attacked with the tool or is there a 'special' link in the chain better designed for being unlinked?
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Postby sogood » Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:50 am

I think Shimano have replacement pins for 10 speed chains. IIRC, reusing 10 speed pins is not a safe idea. It's a different arrangement for Campy.
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Re: Chain removal

Postby MichaelB » Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:09 pm

tuco wrote: is can any link in the chain be attacked with the tool or is there a 'special' link in the chain better designed for being unlinked?


There is one pin that has a hollow dimple in it and that is meant to be the one (if it is a Shimano chain).

JHave a close look, and one pin will be slightly different in appearance that the others - it was true for mine.

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Postby mikeg » Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:18 pm

On Shimano chains break at the standard rivets not at the special joining pin rivets
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Postby MichaelB » Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:22 pm

mikeg wrote:On Shimano chains break at the standard rivets not at the special joining pin rivets


Bugger me, I remembered wrongly - Shimano chain tech instr

Above is the shimano cahin tech and whilst a bit confusing, Mikeg is correct :oops:
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Postby Kalgrm » Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:00 pm

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Postby simonn » Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:19 pm

Sorry to butt in on this post, but I have just purchased a new chain (Shimano HG53 9 speed). It comes with a connecting pin *and* the last link in the chain also has a standard pin half removed.

Should I use the connecting pin rather than an existing standard pin?

Manual is rather vague on this point.
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Postby sandman » Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:45 pm

Tuco

Buy yourself a Park tool chain cleaner..PBK3 or similar I think. Fill it full of degreaser and spin the chain. I did it again last night to my 10spd chain, comes out squeaky clean

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Postby winona_rider » Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:06 am

soz tuco - but cam i ask: if i have a track chain - can i use the standard chain breaker tool to break it?
(i need to remove a link)
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Postby bc » Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:15 am

Sorry for the noob question, but what's all the fuss about "breaking" chains to remove them? Mine seem to come off quite easily by removing the rear wheel - or is it so much easier to break and then un-break the chain? I'd worry that this would encourage the chain to break when I least wanted it to.
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