Bicycle chain

Christmas gifts for cyclists, actually, no.

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road.cc have been kind enough to offer you a vast array of Christmas gift ideas for your cycling chums, no matter where their pedaling allegiances lay, but time is getting tight and you might get in a bit of a flappy panic and make a rash decision, such as buying one of these exquisite items just before the shops shut. Please don’t.

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The chain split!

So my chain split whilst out on a ride today. Had a chain splitter and missing link, so got it repaired no problem. After repairing it, the chain was 1 link shorter than it had previously been.
I should have picked up on the warning signs, the chain had been talking to me for some time, seemingly trying to shift a gear of it's own accord and slipped off the small chainring once as well.

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Chains - what's compatible with what?

Hello, I'm in need of a new chain. The one I want to get has 112 links, but the one I currently have has 116. Is there going to be a problem fitting the new one? I'm assured that it is Shimano 10 spd (which is what I have) compatible. I've seen all kinds that are compact only, different widths, pin lengths etc. I feel im in a minefield and am guarenteed to buy the wrong thing.
I currently have a Shimano 105 5701 chain on an 11-28 cassette with a compact chainset. and am plannig to get this chain: http://www.highonbikes.com/drivetrain/chains-road/kmc-x10-93-silver-grey...

YBN S10C Chain

Price: 
£17.99

Chains. Not very sexy, but every so often you're going to need a new one and you're spoilt for choice. Light ones, heavy duty ones, gold ones, you name it. Whatever they say on them, plenty of them will have been made by YBN. So you might save a few quid if you cut out the middle man.

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OnGuard Mastiff chain

Price: 
£49.99

The Mastiff chain lock is a 110cm chain of 10mm hardened links connected to an integral lock that uses a similar barrel to Onguard's other offerings. The chain is covered with a woven nylon sleeve and it's long enough to chain up to four bikes together if you're creative, which is a definite benefit over a U lock for garage use. There's no mount, of course, so it's only one to consider around town if you regularly cycle with a bag. or you can wear it holster style if you're a hipster.

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YBN MK918N half link chain

Price: 
£29.95

YBN’s imaginatively named MK918 is every bit as indestructible as its rugged good looks suggest and solves the problem of chain tension on frames with vertical ends pressed into service as road fixers/single-speeds. However, designed for BMX/Trials and tipping the scales at a portly 340g it’ll give weight weenies heart failure and limits sprocket and chain-ring combinations unless you’ve ultra short chain-stays.

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