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Any Chain Suggestions. i keep braking them

Discussion in 'Cross Country, All Mountain & Trail Riding' started by bluebike, Sep 22, 2005.

  1. bluebike

    bluebike Chimp

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    Anybody have any suggestions on chain for SS. will the heavy duty BMX stuff work, or will have to change sprockets?

    I keep braking the 8 speed shimano crap.
     

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  2. skinny mike

    skinny mike Turbo Monkey

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    get a $9 z-chain from your lbs. strong and cheap.
     
  3. BikeGeek

    BikeGeek BrewMonkey

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    Sram PC-1
     
  4. BMXman

    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    I run a Sram 8 spd with no problems...Is your chainline straight? It may be off a bit.

    oh and it's spelled "breaking" :D
     
  5. GumbaFish

    GumbaFish Turbo Monkey

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    i run the sram singlespeed, think its pc1
     
  6. Andy_B

    Andy_B Monkey

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    PC-1

    or

    FMF (?) BMX hollow pin

    both have worked for me..

    Or you can use the Shadow Conspiracy chain... Its all half-links.
     
  7. Angus

    Angus Jack Ass Pen Goo Win

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    Dude I ride hard on my SS so hard that my front Chain ring ( a nice race face started looking like a bunch of shark fins in a circle) I use KMC bmx chains ( about $9 each) and replace them every thousand miles, this way I know its a good chain and it won't fail on me, oh and y the way I switched to a Stainless Surly Chain ring and all is solid....
     
  8. crazybiker300

    crazybiker300 Monkey

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    I second the KMC chain. i have run one on my SS mountain bike and on my fixed gear and never had any problems
     
  9. Polytics

    Polytics Chimp

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    It's what I run. I use a standard front MTB chainring (It's actually a very stiff, rampless, Shimano Saint freeride ring... its pure awesome) and a recycled mtb cogset (basically a three cogs respaced to make a cog sandwich). No problems mating the KMC to the MTB parts.

    My SS weighs ~35 pounds and I climb a 34-21 up some pretty tought stuff (and ride it down some brutal stuff too). So far I have 8 months without a single issue, vs. breaking my chain constantly with 8 speed MTB chains.
     
  10. bluebike

    bluebike Chimp

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    Thanks,

    I went with the KMC
     
  11. Changleen

    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    Slipped the chain off my SS during a hard crank over loose gravel yesterday. Large areas of my knees and forearms are covered in bandage as I sit at my desk trying not to bleed into my suit. Diagnosis: Chain seems to have come loose after repeated jumping. Keep those chains pretty tight, people!
     
  12. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    You wear a suit to work? I think the only people who have to wear suits to work over hear anymore are suit manufacturers.
     
  13. Changleen

    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    It's a choice, not a compromise :)

    I like to look smart. It helps when dealing with people you don't know, and keeps me 'feeling' professional. On Fridays everyone dresses down (some more than others) and it does change the dynamics a lot more than just it being Friday.
     
  14. niguet

    niguet Monkey

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    kmc koolchain is one of the strongest chain that i know, i never had a problem with it