Quick one: If I swop my Dura Ace chain from one bike to another, can I re-use the connecting pin or do I need to buy another pin?
Will it be weak if I re-use the solid one?
I recently had my chainring replaced to comply with Youth gear restrictions, to a 110 bcd, 42t Stronglight.
Today though, cycling up a hill, I heard some tinkling on the road but dismissed it, then as I laid down my UNBELIEVABLE RAW POWER, the chain came off.
So, I pulled off to the side of the road to put it back on, but noticed that all the chainring bolts had come off, that the big chainring wasn't round again, and that the front derailleur was all crapped up, bent and twisty.
All from a planned road bike build which never happened.
Everything is brand new, unused, and still bagged. All prices include postage to UK. I will post elsewhere but please contact me for a postage price.
I'm in work today, but will reply to messages when I get home. I'm not sure how this forum works, but please could you 'dib' items that you want on this thread, and send me a message for payment details. That way we'll all be able to keep track on what's been sold and what hasn't.
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.
Colourful components are all the rage amongst the single speed and fixer fraternity and Gusset’s slink half-link design certainly won’t disappoint those looking for a great value chain delivering comparable performance to the bigger players. However, the weight penalty may deter some. If fancy colours aren't your thing and you just want a well-priced half-link chain there is a silver option which is even cheaper.
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.
Chain L is a rich, old school wet lube aimed at elite riders churning away marathon mileages and it's as close to fit and forget chain oil as you’re likely to find.
Virgin chains with the factory lick of water displacer are ready primed but take used ones to the chain bath to make sure you don't make a distressingly efficient grinding paste from the grit on your chain. Given the viscosity, I'd recommend sitting the 4oz bottle in warm water for a few minutes prior to application. You only need the lightest drizzle to each link.
KMC's Z510HX chain is Intended primarily for the rigours of BMX racing and internal hub transmissions, but this beefy 112 link chain also lends itself particularly well to fixed and single speed applications.
The anti drop design, counters chain sag and suits road conversions, although isn’t so effective on frames with vertical ends (better served by a half link design that allows the creation of a “magic gear” to achieve good chain line).