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    Colored SS chain with quick link?

    I am in the process of moving parts from my current ride to a new frame, and picking up some anno'd accents. I've seen other folks' pictures of their SS bikes with colored chains and was wondering if there is a specific model of chain that is recommended. Is there an important difference between the 1/8 and the 3/32?

    My drivetrain consists of a Surly cog and SS chainring.

    Any help at blinging my ride would be greatly appreciated.

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    It is prolly a 3/32 chain set up.The Surly cog should say 3/32 and the number of teeth on the cog.
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    Colored chains are actually painted. Not anodized. Personally, that is moving into the realm of form over function. I actually think they are pretty cheesy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheepo5669 View Post
    Colored chains are actually painted. Not anodized. Personally, that is moving into the realm of form over function. I actually think they are pretty cheesy.
    Thats great - thanks for not answering the question. Anyone know where to get 'em, which ones are ok and whether a quick link will work?

    Brian

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    We don't discriminate against any chains 'round these parts, whether they're colored or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trumpus View Post
    Thats great - thanks for not answering the question. Anyone know where to get 'em, which ones are ok and whether a quick link will work?

    Brian
    If I were you I would go to the biggest "fixie" bike shop in town. They probably have something right up your alley. I have used the KMC 710sl before. In silver and also in TI Ni coating. They both had matching quicklinks. The wear was acceptable for 1/8th width chain. They also come in many colors and patterns. That may be something to look into.
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    KMC is really the main company that makes colored chains. Their lower lines are offered in several different colors.

    Your local fixie boutique should have them, or you can order them online all over the place.

    Personally I kinda want a rasta chain for my SS since it's a pretty tacky looking build already.

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    It's a hipster trap, take special notice to the spray painted chain.


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