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Old 11-05-09, 01:21 AM   #1
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How to Get The Pin Back Into The Chain (TUTORIAL)

I came across this topic today after making the mistake of pushing the pin all the way through. Hey, it was my first attempt at changing the chain on my bike.

http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/in.../t-230373.html

It had a ton of crazy suggestions like using a Dremel tool, or a hammer, or bashing it back in. After wrapping my head around the problem, I came up with a solution.

Here's a link to a tutorial I made on how to get the pin back in, even if you accidentally pushed it all the way through.

I'm sure the more experienced riders on here would argue that this weakens the link, et cetera. So I'm ready for that criticism.

Enjoy!

http://www.felixarizona.com/bikechain/

-Felix

P.S. This was my first attempt at this problem AND using iWeb (which I don't like at all!) I think I'll stick to Dreamweaver.

P.P.S. If this has already been covered, my apologies for wasting your time. I just couldn't find anything that could help me today and needed to come up with something on my own.
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Old 11-05-09, 02:33 AM   #2
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I'll assume that you know, without checking out your link, that Shimano chain pins aren't intended to be re-used (or any other peened pin), and that a specific replacement pin is needed, or a use of a replacement quick type link, whether you push it all the way out or not. Unless you're peening your pins afterwards?
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Old 11-05-09, 05:02 AM   #3
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It's a mistake to push a pin out all the way, but why did you do two?
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.I hope this is correct as yesterday I reused a protruding-
style pin on an excellent condition Shimano UltraGlide chain from the mid-'80s.
As a general rule, any pre-8-speed chain can have pins reused with no problems. I used to do it routinely with Shimano and Sedis 5 and 6-speed era chains.

It is important not to push the pin all the way out of the far side link (as the OP has discovered) since restarting a pin from scratch is very difficult.
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Old 11-05-09, 09:50 AM   #5
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It's a mistake to push a pin out all the way, but why did you do two?
I didn't push the second one all the way through, just past the point where the top part of the link was removable.

I found out the hard way that you don't want to push the pin all the way through and I saw there were quite a bit of people who had done this and looking for a solution as to how to restart the pin.
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I had this happen to me once. I took a spare link, set it in the first/closest position to the screw pin, put an inner and an outer next to it in the next position out from the screw and pushed the pin from the spare into the link I wanted it in. Very simple.
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No Spare Links

If I were Jimmy Dean, I'm sure I'd have a ton of spare links laying about, but alas, I had none. :-)

Do you have any pictures of how this process is done so I can see what you mean?
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