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Old 02-11-03, 08:44 AM
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I sometimes use KMC chains. The pins have shaped ends that help to hold the chain together. When you drive a pin out with a chain tool, the ends deform and create a weak link. You really should use the missing link at the place where you broke the chain.

You're right that it isn't a true master link. They aren't made to come apart again. I have a couple of spare Missing Links. I keep one in my toolbox and another in my seat bag.

I like to use the Missing Link with Shimano chains, too. I have a deep and abiding hatred of Shimano's special rivets.
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