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Chain Removal/Back on Help

KevinAKevinA Posts: 492
edited December 2017 in Workshop
Hi Guys

I have just bought an ultrasonic cleaner and took my cassette off and my chain, my chain didnt have a quick release so I had to use the tool to release the pin.

My question is, can I reuse the pin to put the chain back on?

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  • bbrapbbrap Posts: 610
    KevinA wrote:
    Hi Guys

    I have just bought an ultrasonic cleaner and took my cassette off and my chain, my chain didnt have a quick release so I had to use the tool to release the pin.

    My question is, can I reuse the pin to put the chain back on?

    Not advisable, get a new pin or a quick link.
    Rose Xeon CDX 3100, Ultegra Di2 disc (nice weather)
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  • KevinAKevinA Posts: 492
    bbrap wrote:
    KevinA wrote:
    Hi Guys

    I have just bought an ultrasonic cleaner and took my cassette off and my chain, my chain didnt have a quick release so I had to use the tool to release the pin.

    My question is, can I reuse the pin to put the chain back on?

    Not advisable, get a new pin or a quick link.

    Thanks, that what I thought,
  • KevinA wrote:
    Hi Guys

    I have just bought an ultrasonic cleaner and took my cassette off and my chain, my chain didnt have a quick release so I had to use the tool to release the pin.

    My question is, can I reuse the pin to put the chain back on?
    The pins flare when you snap the excess off, it would be difficult / impossible to reuse the old pin anyway. I would use a quick link when you replace the chain, the pin is my preferred choice during good weather, a quick link ( some of which can be reused ) makes life easier at this time of year, IME. I also have an ultrasonic cleaner, and I find it invaluable at this time of year.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,840
    Just get a quick link as it will make it easier next time around. Make sure you lube the chain properly before refitting as a US bath will remove all the factory lube.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
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