Sachs 3x7 shifter chain pin broken

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by meb, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. meb

    meb New Member

    Aug 21, 2003
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    I've got a Sachs 3x7 wheel that has the outermost pin broken on the shifter chain. It is a pin that is always out of the hub, so no retrieval problems, but I'm stuck in overdrive since I can't pull the shifter.

    What is the best way to effect repair.

    One possibility might seem to put another pin in there, if a small enought and strong enough replacement is available. If so, any suggestions on what to put through there? As it is a pin that always protrudes, I probably could used something long.

    Are direct replacement pins from Sachs/SRAM available?

    Or does one usually need replace the entire chain?