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Old 06-28-12, 09:58 AM
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If you drove the pin out completely it may be easier to shorten two links out of it (if that is not a problem).
By shortening you remove the link where you drove out the pin.

On industrial chains I use this guy's method of joining chains: (rather than using a large mechanic-hydraulic press tool that I don't have). - works on some SSP chains but I do not advise it when a chain tool for bike chains is so cheap. But the principles are the same with almost every chain.

On 1/8" single speed chains I usually break them at any point, reconnect them with the same pin, numerous of times, times and times again.. lasts forever. Very forgiving.
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