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Greg



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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 10:19 pm    Post subject: Chain Connecters Reply with quote

Are these magic bits of kit such as 'Power Link Connecters' for a quick fix or can you keep them as a permanat part of the chain?
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Gunner



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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Copied from the manafacturer, Greg;

"Every chain is only as strong as its weakest link - traditionally, the connecting link. In contrast, the PowerLink™ connection is just as strong and durable as every other link in the chain. It can be opened and closed as may times as you want without using any tools.

PowerLink means no weak links."


Straight from the horses mouth, so to speak, so use with confidence Wink Wink

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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use them on both my bikes Greg and I've had no problems...in fact the only time a chain has snapped it was a regular link that expired on me!!!! Razz

I tend to use either Taya or SRAM chains.....Taya are very compatible with Shimano HG cassettes but don't like SRAM cassettes SRAM are also compatible with Shimano HG. Shimano chains are good too but a bit fiddly to fit and work best with Shimano HG (obviously) at the moment I'm running SRAM on me roadie and Taya/Shimano on me MTB with no worries. Wink


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SeanO



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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've managed to break a couple in about 5 years but always carry spares anyway. I think both times it was rock Vs drivetrain and not to do with the shear power I excert Wink Laughing .
My mate retired a 2 year old chain a few months ago with 4 gold connectors holding it together! Shocked

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Greg



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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheers chaps, just got back off my hols......

will just keep the chain on till I get round to getting a new block and do both together.

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