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Old 06-06-06, 12:42 PM
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Quick question about SRAM power links

I'm just putting a new chain on my bike to get rid of the Shimano and I had to take some links out. I used the chain tool on my multi-tool and took the links out but now on the last link where i took the pin out I can't get the power link through the hole to connect it. Is it just something I need to "hammer" in there or is that not normal? Thanks
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Old 06-06-06, 01:23 PM
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Pin needs to turn freely or you'll have a kink in your chain that will mess things up. Make sure the Power Link is right for your chain (8 speed or 9 speed version) - they are different. Widths are different; not sure if pin size is different too, but it's a place to begin to troubleshoot it.
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Old 06-06-06, 01:32 PM
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Well it's the link that came with the chain. It fit fine before but i had to shorten the chain and now the hole the pin came out of doesn't seem to fit the pin for the power link I was thinking of taking it down to the LBS today for my free tuneup. Think they'd just do that for me too? I didn't want to look stupid and take it in to have a chain put on too but I guess it wouldn't be a big deal for them.
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That is odd indeed. Never had that happen with SRAM chains; I'm at a loss for ideas. Yeah, have 'em check that. I dunno what to tell you . . . .
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Sounds like you bent the hole ,or misaligned the halves when you removed a link . The power link should slide right in with no resistance.
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Maybe my chain tool just sucks because I can't fit the link into the slot from the Shimano chain I took off either. I guess I'll just take it down and take the extra links and have them put another power link on if need be. I was trying to avoid looking like a ****** but oh well.
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