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special replacement rivet for Shimano chain?(5 posts)

special replacement rivet for Shimano chain?wulf
May 20, 2002 10:49 PM
I read on the Park tools website that I need to use a specific shimano replacement rivet when I reinstall my chain. I understand that explanation, regarding sheering off the lips when you push the rivet out with the chain tool, but is this something the average LBS carries? This will be my first chain...

re: special replacement rivet for Shimano chain?Dave Hickey
May 21, 2002 2:58 AM
Your LBS will have them. Make sure you specify 8 or 9 speed. They are very easy to use.
re: special replacement rivet for Shimano chain?PatMatt
May 21, 2002 9:39 AM
Just about every Shimano chain will come with 2 spare pins so you should get them when you buy your chain and they are really easy to use. If you've never put on a new chain before (not sure what info parks web site gives) one tip; shift into the smallest cog and chainring. I've seen many frustrated people forget to do this.
re: special replacement rivet for Shimano chain?Juanmoretime
May 21, 2002 4:43 PM
I think some of it is Shimano hype. I broke a chain and when I didn't have a new pin, just put it back together. I've done it on road bikes as well as mountain bikes and have never had a chain fail.
No you don't. Use the Park tool or a tool that youPaul
May 22, 2002 4:57 AM
can adjust when breaking the chain (never on the special rivet). All you have to do is push the pin out enough so that you can break the chain while the pin is still in the link. then just push the pin back in. I have never used these special pins even when installing a new chain. but your lbs will have thes pins. Make sure you get the correct one, different for an eight speed vice nine speed.