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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:53 pm 
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Ok, in recent light of the KMC X9 thread i have found these:

YBN
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-YBN-9-Speed-Bike-Bicycle-Chain-SFL-901-Ti-Gold-/300565206551?pt=Cycling_Parts_Accessories&hash=item45fb151617

Wipperman
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wippermann-Connex-9SG-Gold-9-Speed-Chain-/200592048045?pt=UK_sportsleisure_cycling_bikeparts_SR&hash=item2eb437bfad

Both a lil cheaper than the kmc, so any reviews/comments?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:05 pm 
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the ybn chain looks much like the KMC SL chains but is a fraction heavier.


not use that brand.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:19 pm 
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02gf74 wrote:
the ybn chain looks much like the KMC SL chains but is a fraction heavier.


not use that brand.


I was wondering if anyone would reply! :lol:
People must hate me!


Yeah your right, does look a bit heavier. Like not as much thought has gone into its lightness but surely a chain is a chain?
I have a YBN SS chain which is pretty good, not had any problems with it but thats what i mean by a chain is a chain. How much difference in performance makes a chain stand out? Longetivity of course but thats variable.


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have used wipperman, once and once only, i fitted it, did 2 rides to work then a 16 miles gorrick race then road one more time to work, then it snapped, then tried to fix it and noticed 3 other links about to break. sent it back, bought sram chain instead . . . problem solved!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:03 pm 
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Use an inexpensive model from KMC or SRAM that fits your gears and replace twice a year. All drive chains wear and begin to wear your rear cluster, so to slow down the gear wear replace clean, lube and replace your chain often.


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tatra wrote:
Use an inexpensive model from KMC or SRAM that fits your gears and replace twice a year. All drive chains wear and begin to wear your rear cluster, so to slow down the gear wear replace clean, lube and replace your chain often.


Yep thats true, i read you should get approx 3 chains per cassette
Depending on use etc.

But this is about blingy bling gold chains 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:23 am 
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I fitted a KMC X9SL chain from one bike to another - had to add 2 links as it was a tad too short. It easy easy to split and then join - I peened over the pins so time will tell if that is good enough - it looks like it is.

Need to put some miles into it now.


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