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Sooooo....I need to add one more link to my chain

Old 04-24-08, 07:56 PM
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Sooooo....I need to add one more link to my chain

im sure this is a noob problem/question...but what is the best way to add this one more link? im having a hell of a time getting it on
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Old 04-24-08, 08:02 PM
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Most links are meant to be one way. Once they are broken off.. no more. Does your chain have a powerlink on it already? If not you could use one of those. I friggan love powerlinks.

https://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...k.aspx?sc=FRGL
 
Old 04-24-08, 08:03 PM
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https://www.sheldonbrown.com/chains.html

This might help some..
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Old 04-24-08, 08:07 PM
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Just don't remove the pin all the way.. just enough to disconnect the chain, and if you have any spare links, insert one link and connect
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Old 04-24-08, 09:07 PM
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thats the problem...i already removed the pin...and its a problem getting it back in.

Sounds like im just going to have to buy another
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Old 04-24-08, 09:23 PM
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A ghetto trick that works for me, take the two outer link halves totally off the inner link roller part of the chain if the pin is pushed all the way out. You will now have two flat pieces of outer link. Put the links on a piece of plywood and set the pin as perpendicularly in the whole. Hit it as hard as you can with a hammer. Repeat with what will be the opposite end of the other outer link half. The pins should be in enough to be able to go back to your chaintool at this point.
Hopefully this was clear as mud.
Second thought, get a new chain.
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Old 04-24-08, 09:26 PM
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I've had success just hammering the pin back into the chain before. Try that.
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Old 04-24-08, 09:28 PM
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Originally Posted by jilla82 View Post
thats the problem...i already removed the pin...and its a problem getting it back in.

Sounds like im just going to have to buy another
Its nearly impossible to get a removed pin back in. Ive done it one time before. Next time I'll just use a different link. Its really tough.
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Old 04-24-08, 09:34 PM
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Everytime I've hammered a popped pin back in I ended up mashing up a hill and having a snapped chain. Then again, I'm a hack of a mechanic.
 
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edit: double post....
 
Old 04-24-08, 09:37 PM
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I would take nitro's anecdote to task and get a new chain. A $12 PC-1 is a lot cheaper than new teeth.
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Old 04-24-08, 09:38 PM
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If you have access to a bike shop a chain is like 8 dollars, i would go that way especially if you dont run brakes. Otherwise the hammer and wood method is as good as any I think.
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Old 04-24-08, 10:17 PM
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the lbs across the street is $14.99 a chain...whatever...you live and learn
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