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question about chain pins.....(9 posts)

question about chain pins.....Bruno S
Mar 27, 2003 11:56 AM
Replacement chain pins have a guide that snaps off. When this is done it may not leave a flat surface like the other pins. Instead a small spike may be left at the end of the pin. Once installed, should I file the end of the replacement pin so it is as flat as the others?
NoEl Kabong
Mar 27, 2003 1:30 PM
What you should really do is get a SRAM chain with a masterlink and quit paying Shimano for those ridiculous pins. Or you can get a Craig Superlink III that will work with Shimano chains. But barring those options, don't file your unless it's hanging up on something.

El K.
NoBruno S
Mar 27, 2003 2:28 PM
I've always used SRAM chains with the masterlink. My new bike came with a dura-ace chain. Pins were $5 for 5, still cheaper than buying a new SRAM chain.
YES!!!Alexx
Mar 27, 2003 1:42 PM
Just file the break-off part down-keep it from knicking the cogs on it's way around. Buy an SRAM chain when this one wears out.
YES!!!Woof the dog
Mar 27, 2003 2:03 PM
just leave it, it will grind away on its own. i wouldn't even think it would rub the neighboring cogs at all.
YES!!!Bruno S
Mar 27, 2003 2:26 PM
I'm concerned about the front derailer cage. The material used in the pins must be very hard and may never grind away.
YES!!!kenyonCycleist
Mar 27, 2003 6:13 PM
so sram is a good chain..what u think about sachs?
YES!!!Bruno S
Mar 27, 2003 9:35 PM
I believe SRAM and sachs is the same company. SRAM makes sacks chains with the patented power link.
Same chainrussw19
Mar 27, 2003 10:37 PM
Same thing. Sram/Sachs/Sedis all the same chain.