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    When to use chain connector pins?

    Hey guys,

    Replacing a chain for the first time and I want to make sure I do things right. Based on what I've been reading it sounds like whenever you join a chain together, you have to use a "new" connecting pin; you can't just pop an old one out and back in after. Shimano and SRAM seem to use different systems, but so far I've got a Shimano SLX HG73 on the way: Shimano SLX HG73 9 Speed Chain | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com

    When should I be using Shimano's break-away connector pins? When I join it for the first time? A new one every time I break and rejoin the chain? Is it arbitrary where I can break/join the chain?

    Thanks!

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    If you need to break the chain in future don't use the connector pin link use a chain tool to pop another pin out and don't push it out all the way; otherwise it's difficult to get back in - just push it so the end of the pin is flush with the inside face of the outer link.
    You can use SRAM 9 speed PowerLinks with Shimano Chains no problem they are a little less hassel

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    Perfect, thanks so much SimpleJon. Exactly what I needed. Cheers

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