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    Speaking of half links. . .

    Has this contraption been batted around the board? More half-links (and dubious feature claims) than you can shake a stick at!

    <img src="https://i.timeinc.net/bmx/content/images/shadow/chain2.jpg">

    <ul><b>Explain the new Shadow chain design and how it came to be?</b>
    Again, Olí Dirty Byron had this idea. We wanted a design for a chain that would keep the weight down and increase the strength. It makes so much sense that the most common thing I heard at Interbike was, "Why didn't we think of that?" That ruled!

    The design of a normal chain has the outside links exposed, so when you grind something and the chain hits the ledge you can easily pop off the outside links. But, with our Interlock chain, the design brings the links in and then outside of each other, so you would have to pull off multiple links in order to make it come off. So, it makes it a stronger chain while still offering weight savings. We have a few more revisions with the pins and a few other details that are going to blow people away.
    (<a href="https://www.bmxonline.com/bmx/features/article/0,15737,536874,00.html" target="_blank">https://www.bmxonline.com/bmx/features/article/0,15737,536874,00.html</a>)</ul>
    All that and for $24.95 it "miraculously provides maximum adjustability"! -> <a href="https://www.empirebmx.com/catalog/showdetail.aspx?id=1048975&ret=catalog.aspx" target="_blank">https://www.empirebmx.com/catalog/showdetail.aspx?id=1048975&ret=catalog.aspx</a>

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    If that chain was availible today, they would already have my money. Thanks for the heads up. Now to see if the comany is legit and will actually produce the chain.

    I wonder if the chain stretch is worse. It would seem to me stretch would be greater, as you are pulling on an angled plate and not the straight plate of a regular chain. As a matter of fact, I bet that is why current chains are designed the way they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nilepoc
    I wonder if the chain stretch is worse. It would seem to me stretch would be greater, as you are pulling on an angled plate and not the straight plate of a regular chain. As a matter of fact, I bet that is why current chains are designed the way they are.
    When chains "stretch", it's not the plates that are getting longer; it's the pins and the holes in the plates/rollers (for the pins) wearing. This increases slop... thus making the chain longer.

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    Extremely common type of chain in Industrial applications. We have lots of that at work but it's mostly 3" wide and about 6" pitch I've always wondered why nobody made any for track bikes since that's where most 1/2 links are used.

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