Shimano Reinforced Connecting Pin

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  1. hjbiker43

    hjbiker43 New Member

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    Any problems with having more than 1 Reinforced Connecting Pin in a Shimano chain? Had to cut the chain twice to get the right length but made sure I didn't cut it in the same spot per Shimano's instructions, Does cutting it twice and connecting with 2 reinforced pins compromise the strength and durability of the chain? Thanks for your advice?
     
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  2. kdelong

    kdelong Well-Known Member

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    It shouldn't effect the strength and durability in any way that you would notice. If you have to cut the chain again, you might want to invest in one of the master links on the market. With this you would be able to remove the chain without checking to see if you still have any replacement pins left. Check with your LBS and they should be able to hook you up with a compatable link.
     
  3. Peter@vecchios

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    No but pushing a pin into a plate does deform the plate a wee bit. I would stop at 2 pins.
     
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