I've tried searching through the forum to figure this out, but that just left me more confused, maybe someone can clear some things up for me, here's the problem:
i was removing the chain on my bike, and accidentally pushed the pin all the way out of the chain, what are my options? the chain says sedis on the side of it, and it's an older 12spd road bike. will the pin go back in? (and is it safe to ride like that?), can i buy a replacement pin (are those shimano replacement pins just for shimano chains?), if i bought a powerlink connector would that work with my bike/chain? thanks!
Okay, I did this once, it's not super hard to fix but I can't vouch for what it might do to your chain link. First off, are you sure you're not due for a new chain, because why not do it now.
Or try this: Get a hammer and a pair of needlenose pliers. Lay out the chain on a wood surface, you are going to pound the pin back in. Set the chain together how it was before, with the two halves of the link connected. Now grab the pin with the pliers and align it with the hole in the link. Tap it back into the chainlink and finish the job with a chain tool. Worst case scenario, you ruin the link and buy a new chain. It will probably work though.
if i bought a powerlink connector would that work with my bike/chain? thanks!
Probably the best solution, if you can find a powerlink that's the right width. Measure your chain with a caliper. Personally, I'd push the pin back in, using a vise or chain tool (takes some dexterity).
Originally Posted by dutret
Do you deny that you are clueless or do you just think that "moron" didn't need to be tacked on there?