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shimano chain question(3 posts)

shimano chain questionpukka
Jul 10, 2002 9:04 AM
any tips on putting on a 9 speed shimano chain,can i use a park tool or do i need a specific shimano tool
any chain tool nmDougSloan
Jul 10, 2002 9:23 AM
re: shimano chain questiongrzy
Jul 10, 2002 11:07 AM
While just about any current chain tool will work, most of them are very difficult to use on the 9 speed chains due to the higher force required. I prefer the top Park professional chain tool - their lesser model is almost useless on a 9 speed. You can forget trying to use a mini tool. Make sure you use the special pin for putting the chain back together. Re-using the original pin will just about ensure that you'll have a failure. Also, always break/join at different locations - never in the same place twice. If you like to remove the chain for cleaning then consider using an "SRAM power link"