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    8 speed chain options

    I am still maintaining an 8 speed drivetrain and have broken two Sram -pc58
    chains recently. I don't know what the problem is but I have put my chain
    back on and the link is stuck causing the chain to skip. I cannot get it to
    set up right, took out two links and the link is still stuck.

    Basically, are there any decent 8 speed chains out there? what online
    stores carry them

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    Quote Originally Posted by tron
    I am still maintaining an 8 speed drivetrain and have broken two Sram -pc58
    chains recently. I don't know what the problem is but I have put my chain
    back on and the link is stuck causing the chain to skip. I cannot get it to
    set up right, took out two links and the link is still stuck.

    Basically, are there any decent 8 speed chains out there? what online
    stores carry them
    the powerlink is stuck or another link is stuck? if it's another link, try flexing that link btw your fingers & lubing it well. This was a common problem w/o using a powerlink and not getting the pin in just the right spot when re-inserting a new pin.

    I've had very good luck with pc-48/58/68 chains. Shimano w/ a powerlink has worked well too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by logbiter
    the powerlink is stuck or another link is stuck? if it's another link, try flexing that link btw your fingers & lubing it well. This was a common problem w/o using a powerlink and not getting the pin in just the right spot when re-inserting a new pin.

    I've had very good luck with pc-48/58/68 chains. Shimano w/ a powerlink has worked well too.

    Kind of like he said. It's very comon for a link to get frozen when reconecting a chain with a chain tool. Grab the frozen link and bend the chain sideways hard with you hands or two pairs of pliers. Also most screw type chain tools have a second inner position that will free frozen links. put the frozen link in the inner position crank down the tool on to the chain gently and it should unfreeze.

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    thanks for the reply...

    Quote Originally Posted by Maida7
    Kind of like he said. It's very comon for a link to get frozen when reconecting a chain with a chain tool. Grab the frozen link and bend the chain sideways hard with you hands or two pairs of pliers. Also most screw type chain tools have a second inner position that will free frozen links. put the frozen link in the inner position crank down the tool on to the chain gently and it should unfreeze.

    I will try bending the bending it sideways tip, hopefully that will work it is really
    driving me crazy. I tried the thing with the chain tool and have still not been able to
    unfreeze it. Thanks for the replies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tron
    I am still maintaining an 8 speed drivetrain and have broken two Sram -pc58
    chains recently. I don't know what the problem is but I have put my chain
    back on and the link is stuck causing the chain to skip. I cannot get it to
    set up right, took out two links and the link is still stuck.

    Basically, are there any decent 8 speed chains out there? what online
    stores carry them
    I've been using Shimano IG-90 8 speed chains for 4 years now and have never broken one.Thousands of miles - never had a problem. No Power Link, but suits me fine. SRAM does a Power Link for 8 speed chains that should work on the IG-90.

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    whenever I use a chain tool to put on a new chain or take a link out on the trail for that emergency repair , after completing the install and pushing the pin , take out the chain tool, attach it from opposite side of the same pin and push it back for a 1/4 turn. That usually does the trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tron
    I am still maintaining an 8 speed drivetrain and have broken two Sram -pc58
    chains recently. I don't know what the problem is but I have put my chain
    back on and the link is stuck causing the chain to skip. I cannot get it to
    set up right, took out two links and the link is still stuck.

    Basically, are there any decent 8 speed chains out there? what online
    stores carry them
    I have never had any troubles with the PC58. It sounds like you may have some other issues going on there. The PC68 is quad-peened and stronger if that's what is required.
    Long Live Long Rides

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