Mix and Match Chain Components, a problem?
I recently took my bike in to the LBS for routine service, just to adjust things for cable stretch, etc. I've had it 6 weeks or so. Anyway, I didn't really care for the really waxy sticky stuff that came on my shimano chain, and the mechanic said he'd pull it off, put it in the parts washer to get it all clean, then put their lube of choice on it. (something not as tacky, but a good lube, can't remember what it is now) Anyway, when I went to pick it up, he said he had replaced the master link with one that was better, because he had seen some shimano masters "explode" to use his exact words. So I got this new one, they said it was stronger. I had a post over in the road forum and a couple of people said they thought mixing and matching wasn't a good idea, so I just want y'all's opinion. Thanks.