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Old 02-12-2009, 02:23 PM
toytime toytime is offline
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Location: Ontario
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Default Re: Chain Breaker alternative

Not if the chain makes it by the frame and you can slide your wheel backwards to adjust the chain. On some bikes the chain stay gets in the way and washers can be used on the rear axle to spread the frame apart a little.
I just use vice grips to press the pin until it is even with the link and go the punch route. Just put a nut under the pin to give the pin room to exit on the backside. Do not grind the pin, they look mushroomed but they are not. I also install the pin with vice grips.
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