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    I'm putting tremendous torque on my cranks and I've ruptured a link plate on my chain. I'm lowering my gearing but what's a good, strong SS chain?

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    I've always had good luck with the midlevel sram 8 speed chains. I'm a big guy (200lbs) and I've never broken one.

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    I've also had fine luck with midlevel 3/32" SRAM chains.

    I've also had good luck with a good chainline and good chain tension.
    Sometimes, I question the value of my content.

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    sram pc-1 cost $16 and have had good luck

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    you should be able to find the pc1 cheaper than that. retail is like $10
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    The standard PC-1 is rubbish. Avoid it.

    The SRAM PC-870 has always worked very well for me. Remember to never push a pin back in - use the Powerlink.

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    The pc1 is dirt cheap. You get what you pay for.
    With that said, I have never broken one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheepo5669 View Post
    The pc1 is dirt cheap. You get what you pay for.
    With that said, I have never broken one.
    I use one of those on my fixed (broken) gear/singlespeed. It works. But it's ugly as all hell. Yes, I'm serious. I don't like the look of the large plates, nor that ugly brown color that doesn't gleam, even when it's clean. But that's beside the point. The chain works for what it's made to do.
    Sometimes, I question the value of my content.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erik1245 View Post
    I use one of those on my fixed (broken) gear/singlespeed. It works. But it's ugly as all hell. Yes, I'm serious. I don't like the look of the large plates, nor that ugly brown color that doesn't gleam, even when it's clean. But that's beside the point. The chain works for what it's made to do.
    Not to mention it will rust if you look at it the wrong way.
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    This is what I have been using the past season on my play bike:

    KMC K710 Kool Chain | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com

    It is near unbreakable. It's the chain of choice among the trial guys, and they sure can break a chain if anybody can.

    And it's even reasonably cheap.


    Magura

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