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    I dropped my chain today...

    ...which is unusual. When I was putting it back on I saw this:


    3 quick links?
    How the fook did that happen?
    I'm not above splicing in A SECTION of chain, but 2?
    Time for a new chain...and better lighting in the basement!

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    Good laugh


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    Must feel like finding money in the couch cushions.

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    Oh! I get it! I thought this whole thread was about the dropped chain screwing up your "fff" decal. And I didn't even see the 3 red arrows until after I typed the first part of this post, but strangely I saw the 3 quick links and didn't think anything of it...and now I just read the text under the picture. WOW.




    Yeah you should get some better lighting

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    and my kids already got to the change in the couch cushions

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    By the way, wtf is up with powerlinks of late? I swear they didn't used to be so stiff when undoing.



    Or, I've turned into a *****.

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    park makes pliers for those. They work sweet!!

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    Ehh, or just average strength man hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB2 View Post
    I dropped my chain today
    Congrats!
    Ride & Smile

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    Quote Originally Posted by p nut View Post
    Ehh, or just average strength man hands.
    too-shay

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    Quote Originally Posted by TroutBum View Post
    By the way, wtf is up with powerlinks of late? I swear they didn't used to be so stiff when undoing.



    Or, I've turned into a *****.
    Dirt, grit, and grime in the powerlink makes it at least 27 times harder to open. Either clean as well as possible or use pliers

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    Quote Originally Posted by TroutBum View Post
    Or, I've turned into a *****.

    You're a *****. But one chain cannot have enough powerlinks. Do they sell a full powerlink chain?

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    Do yall jackwagons reuse those powerlinks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheepo5669 View Post
    Do yall jackwagons reuse those powerlinks?
    I have. why not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by irocss85 View Post
    I have. why not?
    Me too. I got 'em like, a dozen years old. They still seem young compared to me.

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    just curious. Reused one once and it became super lose. I could pull it apart with my hands. But on second thought with a proper chainline on a single speed i dont think it would be an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheepo5669 View Post
    just curious. Reused one once and it became super lose. I could pull it apart with my hands. But on second thought with a proper chainline on a single speed i dont think it would be an issue.
    The old powerlinks seems to last, but the new ones are not happy being reused.

    I too have a couple of the old type, which seems to last, but have had to replace newer PL after using them once. The new PL seems to become loose after used once, so for a geared bike they tend to make the chain jump when shifting.

    I tough wonder what the difference is between the new and old PL? I can't tell the difference when just looking at them.

    Magura

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