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    Sram chain with two powerlinks?

    using a flip flop hub with a say a 14T /18T combo.

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    Why not?

    Sounds like a good idea to make your chain shorter on the fly.

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    Yep thats what I have to do.

    Quote Originally Posted by jrm
    using a flip flop hub with a say a 14T /18T combo.
    Works great.Powerlinks are awesome.
    I've been inside too long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrm
    using a flip flop hub with a say a 14T /18T combo.
    I've been using two 8 speed powerlinks on my chains for years and have never broken one.

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    yup

    Works for me. I store the unused links inside my dropbar.

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    Voice of dissent

    I have to disagree with the earlier posts. I've broken too may powerlinks and really don't trust them (although I'm giving it another shot on my gearie). I wouldn't use 1 never mind 2 on my SS with all the extra torque.

    Just my $.02

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    2 years with no problems

    Quote Originally Posted by jrm
    using a flip flop hub with a say a 14T /18T combo.
    I rode that exact config for two years without issue.

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    what size powerlink for a PC-1?
    Rudy Projects look ridiculous

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    Thanks guys

    Quote Originally Posted by jrm
    using a flip flop hub with a say a 14T /18T combo.
    That sounds like the ticket...

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    I ran three for a couple of years...on the same chain...well, it was pieces of chains....but it worked without fail!

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    Yep, done it.

    I've done this several different ways, including on one metric century where I added links to switch from 38x18 to 48x18. Also have been known to switch a bike back and forth between SS and geared - having a few extra links and an extra PowerLink helps facilitate rearranging your drivetrain in minutes without switching chains.

    Never had a PowerLink break. For that matter, never broken a chain that I periodically checked for elongation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrm
    using a flip flop hub with a say a 14T /18T combo.
    Back when I used a 3x9 drivetrain I had one particular chain that wasn't up to it's task. At one point I counted 4 gold powerlinks on it.
    -Adam
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    them's busty

    I've broken 6 powerlinks in the last two years. Their convenience seems worthless when you're using your camelbak to wash out your freshly gashed knee. One broken powerlink resulted in a bone bruise that took three months to heal. I don't use them anymore.

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    wow

    You're either a brute or damn unlucky or both. I've never broken one, never even heard of one being broken (until now).

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