Dear Folks. I have a GLIDER 3 speed bicycle that was purchased about 1962 from the T.Eaton Co. in Montreal Quebec. The description of the bike is MODEL GSMO 1022GENTS 23 inch AW FIRE RED MACHINE NO'S 32954. The indicator chain has just broken. I have the original Sturmey-Archer parts manual Sturmey-Archer-low.jpg that shows two indicators. One is part no K504Z indicator for short axle (K601Z). The other part no is K504AZ indicator for long axle (K601AZ).
Has anyone tried repairing the tiny chain? I thought of trying to wire the chain ends together but thought they might stretch or catch on the axle nut. Then I thought of drilling out the little connector pin, shortening the chain and using a finishing nail to reconnect the pieces. I would then need to peen the end of the nail.
Any advice or experience would be appreciated.
P.S. I have also sent off a note to <email@example.com> to see about replacement parts.