I just installed a new Shimano 105 11sp chain on my bike using a park tool chain tool to put in the pin. But I screwed it up 3 times 🙄. After each time, I popped out the pin and used a new pin (ended up using 4 pins). Is it safe?
I only ask because I didn't know if by pushing so many pins through the link I may have opened the link hole too much or something.
On the 4th time, I pushed the pin a little too much so the link was tight, so I rotated the chain tool around and gave it a 1/32 turn to push it back a quarter-hair.
If you must know how the hell I did it wrong so many times:
- time 1: Inserted the pin from wrong direction & and it was outside one of the jocky wheel tabs
- time 2: outside one of the jocky wheel tabs
- time 3: outside one of the jocky wheel tabs (yep, it was early and I seriously just popped out the pin and put a new one without fixing it)