chain woe

paxterg

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I have just fitted a new shimano 9 speed chain and cassette on my mtb. I used a 10 speed connector pin (long story!) The connection is a little sticky but seems ok. Just looking advise on safety ie will this hold or is the chain scrap?
PS the connector pin is fitted correctly and I have oiled and jiggled the connection!
 
Location
Loch side.
It will not hold up. The pin is too short and the little peen that's supposed to hold it in place is not on the outside of the plate but halfway in the middle. One unfortunate shift and you're a pedestrian. Fix it.
 
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paxterg

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Damn, much as I suspected. Would it be OK to split this chain again at the offending connector and rejoin using a kmc quick link? Or is it safer just to scrap the chain an replace?
 
Location
Loch side.
Damn, much as I suspected. Would it be OK to split this chain again at the offending connector and rejoin using a kmc quick link? Or is it safer just to scrap the chain an replace?
Yes, it is perfectly safe to remove the offending pin and half link and put a master link in. It would be sacrilege to scrap the chain.
 
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