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  • Shimano chain 12 speed .. adding links without quick link?
  • jeb
    Member

    Hello

    installed 12 speed chain with shimano quick link………. if i need to add some links, can i install them in the old fashion way with a chain breaker?

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Doubt it. I considered myself a dab hand at joining chains back in the days of 9sp, I did loads – and then I lengthened an 11p chain and despite applying all my skill and experience I couldn’t get it to stay together. There just isn’t enough pin to work with, and I think the ends are flattened/riveted (this was a KMC chain) which then either widens the hole or breaks off the lip when you try and push the pin out. I’ve not seen a 12sp chain but I’d imagine it’d be even more difficult.

    You could do it with another quick link though. That’s what I did, I now have two in my chain.

    jeb
    Member

    Thanks man 🙂

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