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Shimano chain removal advice needed

Huck FinnHuck Finn Posts: 157
edited July 2011 in MTB workshop & tech
Got a Shimano XT 9 speed chain which i'd like to remove to clean.

Can i just push the pin out enough to separate chain and then retighten or do i need a replacement pin?


  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    either a new pin or a quick link. do not re use the pin you push out.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • Huck FinnHuck Finn Posts: 157
    Cheers. I have a few SRAM quick links here. Will they do?
  • verlorenverloren Posts: 337
    They should work fine, so long as they're made for 9 speed chains.

    '09 Enigma Eclipse with SRAM.
    '10 Tifosi CK7 Audax Classic with assorted bits for the wet weather
    '08 Boardman Hybrid Comp for the very wet weather.
  • rhextrhext Posts: 1,639
    9-speed ones are gold, I think!
  • Huck FinnHuck Finn Posts: 157
    Thats the ones. Thanks as always guys.
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