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Old 03-09-23, 01:45 PM
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Did sprint work this morning. Really hard for me personally to go all in when I am alone. Almost ate it a couple of times. My chain started to skip on 3 of the 12 sprints. Of course it would only happen under hard power. I was able to narrow it down to the number 8 cog. Took it to the shop they don’t see anything wrong with it, but the chain was right at the wear mark. Went ahead and replaced it. I hope that fixes the problem.

question. Can I use a KMC quicklink on a shimano chain? The shimano chain I bought has the silly pin and not a quicklink.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Did sprint work this morning. Really hard for me personally to go all in when I am alone. Almost ate it a couple of times. My chain started to skip on 3 of the 12 sprints. Of course it would only happen under hard power. I was able to narrow it down to the number 8 cog. Took it to the shop they don’t see anything wrong with it, but the chain was right at the wear mark. Went ahead and replaced it. I hope that fixes the problem.

question. Can I use a KMC quicklink on a shimano chain? The shimano chain I bought has the silly pin and not a quicklink.
I hate that sillky pin. What were they thinking?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Did sprint work this morning. Really hard for me personally to go all in when I am alone. Almost ate it a couple of times. My chain started to skip on 3 of the 12 sprints. Of course it would only happen under hard power. I was able to narrow it down to the number 8 cog. Took it to the shop they don’t see anything wrong with it, but the chain was right at the wear mark. Went ahead and replaced it. I hope that fixes the problem.

question. Can I use a KMC quicklink on a shimano chain? The shimano chain I bought has the silly pin and not a quicklink.
Why can’t you use the pin?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06

question. Can I use a KMC quicklink on a shimano chain? The shimano chain I bought has the silly pin and not a quicklink.
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I hate that sillky pin. What were they thinking?
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Why can’t you use the pin?
I am not a fan of those Shimano pins and do prefer their new quick-link. That said, I used the break-off pins for several years and had a success rate of 90% (one time the break was not clean and I had to redo it). If done properly, the pin should be fine.

I do think you can use a competitor's quick-link as long as they are the same speed.
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Why does the guy in the red jacket look like he is in pain, and the guy with his leg stuck in the fork look fine?
I was struck by the same thing. The bad stuff doesn’t always hurt right away, especially when you’re getting shocky.
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Originally Posted by datlas
I am not a fan of those Shimano pins and do prefer their new quick-link. That said, I used the break-off pins for several years and had a success rate of 90% (one time the break was not clean and I had to redo it). If done properly, the pin should be fine.

I do think you can use a competitor's quick-link as long as they are the same speed.
Never had a problem with a pin.
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Also saw some small woodpeckers, on the midday walk.

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I didn't ask.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Why can’t you use the pin?
Pins are not reuseable.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Never had a problem with a pin.
Same
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Originally Posted by datlas
I am not a fan of those Shimano pins and do prefer their new quick-link. That said, I used the break-off pins for several years and had a success rate of 90% (one time the break was not clean and I had to redo it). If done properly, the pin should be fine.

I do think you can use a competitor's quick-link as long as they are the same speed.

Ive used pins in the past. Just a PITA and feel so finite. I like the option to take the chain off for a deep clean.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Can I use a KMC quicklink on a shimano chain?
Yes.


Same is true for 8, 9, and 10-speed, as well. Buy the right size for your bike, of course.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Pins are not reuseable.
New chain, new pin, or am I misreading?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Ive used pins in the past. Just a PITA and feel so finite. I like the option to take the chain off for a deep clean.
You still have that. Just bust out a pin and put in a new one or bust out two pins and an outer link and use a quick link.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Also saw some small woodpeckers, on the midday walk.

So cute! We have a few that are always in our backyard and seem to enjoy pecking at the bird feeder mrs datlas set up.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
New chain, new pin, or am I misreading?
Remove pin, new pin. Doesn't matter whether the chain is new or not.
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Originally Posted by datlas
So cute! We have a few that are always in our backyard and seem to enjoy pecking at the bird feeder mrs datlas set up.
Spring will bring out common flickers and piliated woodpeckers here.
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Spring will bring out common flickers and piliated woodpeckers here.
Google tells me the critters we have are downy woodpeckers.
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Mockingbird season is coming to So Cal. Every year we have some noisy bastard take up residence in our yard, and sing his head off until a girly-bird shows up to hang out with him. From then on, it becomes a turf war with the crows. It's not so bad when he sets up shop near the rear end of our property, but some past years it's been in the tree right outside our bedroom window. We are not fans of 2am mockingbird serenades. The last 2 years it's been the same guy. He is a vicious crow-fighter, and is the only mockingbird we've seen that mimics crow caws. We call him "Steve".
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Mockingbird season is coming to So Cal.





I've noticed some mockingbird/crow fights the last few years.

Why can't we all just get along?
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Discuss.

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