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reinstalling a used Ultegra 6701 chain

Old 04-23-12, 05:30 PM
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reinstalling a used Ultegra 6701 chain

Does anyone know if an Ultegra chain can be taken off with a regular chain tool and then reinstalled using the old pin, or does it require a new scored pin that has the snap off end.
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You can remove the chain with a standard chain tool but push the pin completely out. Then, for reliability you must use the specific Shimano joining pin to reconnect the chain and you must NOT reuse the pin you pushed out. The ues of special joining pins or a proper master link has been necessary since 8-speed chains were first introduced and apply to all chains since then.
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+1 to Hillrider's advice but strongly suggest you consider the master link option. It'll save you hassles down the road, you will be able to open and close the chain without having to make sure you have a chain tool and joining pin available.
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Originally Posted by dsbrantjr
+1 to Hillrider's advice but strongly suggest you consider the master link option. It'll save you hassles down the road, you will be able to open and close the chain without having to make sure you have a chain tool and joining pin available.
+1 to the master link but Shimano doesn't make or supply them. However, KMC and Wippermann links work well on Shimano chains
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Thanks for the replies. That's kind of what I figured.
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