Shimano HG95 chain
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    Shimano HG95 chain

    I bought a couple of Deore XT HG95 10 speed chains. They did not come in a retail package and have a short installation pin instead of the long break-off style I'm used to. Is this pin any good? Did I get an OEM chain?

    Also, what is Sil-Tec? Is it a grease or a plated-on coating? Can degreasing the chain in OMS and Simple Green remove it? Is it any good as opposed to a lube like Smoove? (This is for mountain and gravel bike use.)

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    I've never seen a Shimano chain w/ a pin like that.
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    Shimano HG95 chain

    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    I've never seen a Shimano chain w/ a pin like that.
    Hope I didn't get a counterfeit chain. I'm not even sure where I got them from, as I've had them for a while. Maybe I should use a quick link instead...

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    What could possibly go wrong.

    Just soft pedal.
    Too old to ride plastic

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    I don't think it's a counterfeit chain, as it looks identical to one I have in a retail package, except for that pin and the retail one says RE Japan and the other says NF Japan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    What could possibly go wrong.

    Just soft pedal.
    Well, it's my son's bike...

    I think it's fine as long as I didn't damage the link when I pushed the rivet through. I'll take a look. Some Googling found that oem chains come that way, and may use a special rivet tool to keep things lined up.

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    I wouldn't chance it, just put in a quick link. You know how much a trip to the dentist is going to cost?
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    That pin looks used - as if it was pushed out of an existing chain. Throw that s**t away.

    I would get a good pin, or as Duriel said, use a quick link.

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    I wouldn't chance it, just put in a quick link. You know how much a trip to the dentist is going to cost?
    Not to mention that in the age of C-19, you don't want to go anywhere near a doctor or dentist unless absolutely necessary.


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    To be repeatedly redundant, use a quick link.

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