Stupid Regina chain

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  1. Rharr

    Rharr Been here awhile

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    So I bought the chain only to find out I need a Regina chain peening tool to peen the tool the right way. Regina chains use a flat rivet master link instead of a dished head rivet like DID.

    Anyone have any brilliant ideas on how to peen the thing over without the Regina tool?

    What I have found so far is:
    -use vise grip to distort end of pin (aka make oval)
    -use thin blade dremel and cut a shallow (1/32") X in head and use standard rivet press head to flare.
    -use block a steel behind link and use a hammer on front side to work a peen around pin.
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  2. Boatman

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    This is what ball peen hammers are for. No need for a fancy tool.
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  3. outbacktaz

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    Maybe start it with a pointy punch, just to flare it a bit, and like Boatman said, finish it off with the ball peen...

    Good luck!
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  4. Racer111v

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    Use a DID master link if it's dimentionally the same.
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  5. Bowber

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    measure the pin before and after, needs to be a bit larger.
    I usually use a ball peen hammer with a big block of steel behind to do mine.

    Steve
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  6. charlie264

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    Sharp chisel and splay an X
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  7. Rharr

    Rharr Been here awhile

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    I like this idea

    do you peen it while the chain is on the rear sprocket or hanging free?
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  8. charlie264

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    You should use a quad stake die...something solid and heavy behind the chain, take the wheel out and doing on a clean flat surface.
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  9. Boatman

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    3 pound sledge on the back side of the chain where is hangs free. Use a 14-16 ounce ball peen. You don't have to beat the crap out of it just peen the pins a couple thousanths. Lean the bike over or lay it down it the angle is awkward for you to work. Should take less than a minute to get the job done.
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