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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:30 am 
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I used KMC 9 SLs on all my 8 or 9 speed builds but I've snapped two this year so will be replacing them with something stronger. It wasn't the pins pulling out either- the link plates have snapped on both occasions. I always change chains every 100hrs so they won't have been worn out either.

I think the cause could be either I'm a monstrous powerhouse demonic god of a rider or a fat twat who refuses to change gear in good time for hills. As Marcus Bentley would say,, you decide.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:31 pm 
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Dr S wrote:
I used KMC 9 SLs on all my 8 or 9 speed builds but I've snapped two this year so will be replacing them with something stronger. It wasn't the pins pulling out either- the link plates have snapped on both occasions. I always change chains every 100hrs so they won't have been worn out either.

I think the cause could be either I'm a monstrous powerhouse demonic god of a rider or a fat tw*t who refuses to change gear in good time for hills. As Marcus Bentley would say,, you decide.



Roholff chains are meant to be the daddy.


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Dr S wrote:
I used KMC 9 SLs on all my 8 or 9 speed builds but I've snapped two this year so will be replacing them with something stronger. It wasn't the pins pulling out either- the link plates have snapped on both occasions. I always change chains every 100hrs so they won't have been worn out either.

I think the cause could be either I'm a monstrous powerhouse demonic god of a rider or a fat tw*t who refuses to change gear in good time for hills. As Marcus Bentley would say,, you decide.


I agree with you there.
I paid £60 for my SL and 3 times the chain has snapped on the actual linkl not the pins, meant to be bombproof according to the manufacturer, i must say its the weakest chain i have ever had, would much rather of got an XTR 50g heavier but half the price.
The chain is in half at present due to a snapped link. rubbish


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 7:11 pm 
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i dread to think how old the chain on my commute bike is...cost about £20 5 years ago!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:28 pm 
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I personnally think a chain would literaly last forever if you didnt ride your bike hard, iv got the same chain on my All Mountain / Trail bike as i bought it with 12 month ago and that has had some grief. believe me.
Any way who else has a Ragley Ti? :lol:


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