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  1. DirtMcGirk

    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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    Got about ten cranks into my ride yesterday, chain blows out, slam nose to stem, bust nose, drink blood all night.



    Anyone seen a chain **** the bed like this? My mechanic had never seen it go like this.

    And on a side note, dropper seat posts are the greatest invention since soap.
     

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  2. boogenman

    boogenman Turbo Monkey

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    Yes I have. Great post. Must spread rep.....NOT
     
  3. DirtMcGirk

    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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    You can suck my bloody snot that looks like angry leaches.

    It wasn't at the power link, it just kinda bulged out and that was the end of it.
     
  4. DirtyMike

    DirtyMike Turbo Fluffer

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    Actually...... Yes, that's a fairly common sight to see when chains break.
     
  5. boogenman

    boogenman Turbo Monkey

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    Another great post dirt!

    If the pin is hair off from the factory it is pretty easy to blow the chain apart.

    I'll leave the sucking to PSP
     
  6. Jm_

    Jm_ Turbo Monkey

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    Yep, sliding off the pin is a usual failure. This is why shimano went to the bulged pins years ago and SRAM did the same with the cross step a few years later. Doesn't make it impossible, but less likely.
     
  7. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    Maybe the chain has a weight limit ?

    I used to break a lot of Shimano chains, then I switched to Sram. Problem solved. I've had chains snap in traffic, not fun.
     
  8. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    I used to snap chains just like that.
    I just attributed it to the massive amount of torque my legs produce.
     
  9. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    Is PSP your mechanic?
     
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    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Have you not?
     
  11. Burnt-Orange

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    I broke a few like that
    Bad shifting every time
    miss shift it once shame on, shame on you
    miss shift me, you can't get miss shifted again
     
  12. Jm_

    Jm_ Turbo Monkey

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    Me too...about 15 years ago.
     
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    JohnE filthy rascist

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    I snap chains like peanut brittle...mainly because I shift like an idiot.
     
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    today is my "answer everything with a song title!"-day, so here you go (beware: this post contains no added informational value!)

     
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    Wrench must be a noob.
     
  16. DirtMcGirk

    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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    That's always a possibility with my wrench.

    Changed out to another shimano chain, rode 9 miles on it. Waiting to see how long this lasts.

    More that I think about it, I think it was shifting error.

    On the return ride I also lost two of the screws, one per side, on my Time cleats. I'm on fire this week.
     
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    caputo1989 Turbo Monkey

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    If the chain breaks your wrench probably put it on wrong, yes there is a right and wrong way to install a shimano chain.
    Time cleats require grease and a lot of touque.
     
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    So you need a big hat to put the cleats on correctly?
     
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    I have seen chains break like that quite often. Broke 2 SS chains this year like that. I need to pay more attention to how worn the chain gets and replace timely.

    FYI, I would look for another shop.
     
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    Ugh, reminds me why my bikes are single speeds.
     
  21. CrabJoe StretchPants

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    Same guy you wanted to cut my carbon steerers?

    ftfy
     
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    IIRC all my chains have broken that way. My shifting technique is bad and I should feel bad.
     
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    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    Wumpus makes avatars better

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    I doubt that is a directional chain and unless it broke at the replacement pin, it wasn't the mechanics fault.


    Most likely poor shifting under load.
     
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  25. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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  26. Big J

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    + 1.....no one has made a chain my massive quads and calfs can't break

    J
     
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    eaterofdog ass grabber

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    Done that to SRAM and Shimano chains on all 3 geared bikes. Now they all run KMC chains and I haven't broken one yet. I mistreat my bikes though.
     
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    I do not think he meant that is was directional, just that there is a proper way to install the pin....
     
  31. CrabJoe StretchPants

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    Hence the "unless it broke at the replacement pin" portion of his post.
     
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    Yeah I reread that... it did not make sense.....

    Besides, shimano pins are scary easy to install.....
     
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    I don't think I've ever seen a chain break in any way OTHER than a failure between pin and plate. But usually there is more evidence of both plates twisting.
     
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    I've seen a few where one of the plates sheared in half.

    Does snapping a quicklink count as a pin/plate failure?
     
  35. DirtMcGirk

    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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    So in three days I've spent $65 in repairs just by riding my bike.
    Not a huge thing to complain about I suppose, but I am seeing far too much of my bike shop as of late.