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Missing link 7.3 on 7.1

Hello,

Can i use a kmc missing 7.3 link on a 7.1 chain as a emergency should the chain break ?

As a new chain will be required in several months & don't wish to purchase a 7.1 link that costs half a chain price !

Bikes an 8 speed housing an older kmc chain of 7.1 as the next chain will be a 9 speed on an 8 speed cassette.

Thanks

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  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,820
    You could but you may end up with the missing link catching on the jockey wheels or cassette as the pin is a little bit too long. However, it's only 0.2mm so probably won't do any harm.
    If you have nothing else available then go for it.
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  • Yeah thanks for that M8.
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