Just some guy
I have a high pivot bike that requires 130 links. The Shimano XTR 12sp chains I have are 126 links. I broke four links off another 12sp Shimano chain. I reinserted the pin with my chain breaker. That exploded on me in less than 100 feet of pedaling. I tried again, and the next time it broke at about five miles. How do I add links to a Shimano 12sp chain without a quick link?