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Shimano HG chain advice

scandalousgscandalousg Posts: 121
edited May 2010 in MTB workshop & tech

I have a 9 speed Shimano HG chain and have had some problems with a link being stiff and obviously the winter grime. So I removed it, soaked it in de-greaser and now it is lovely and clean.

My question is that do I have to use a special chain pin to reconnect the chain back up? What would happen if I just re-use the pin I have part removed?


  • bambabamba Posts: 856
    dont re use the pin, it will fail at some point, reconnect using a sram powerlink,then you can take it off when ever it needs a clean.
  • scandalousgscandalousg Posts: 121
    The powerlink will work with shimano chains will it?
  • bambabamba Posts: 856
    yes , ive got one on mine
  • robkillickrobkillick Posts: 31
    Bin your shimano chain and use SRAM never had a chain issue in 6 years since using them
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