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    broken chain vs. broken brake cable

    Trying to settle a debate on what's more common. What's your experience?

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    Chain for sure.
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    Shifter Cable > Chain > Brake Cable

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    I've had a few cables break at the "head". They beat chain failures 2 to 1 in my case.

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    chain

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    For me, neither. I've never broken either on my bikes.

    However, I've had to repair two other rider's broken chains on the road so I guess I have to vote for chains.

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    Never had a broken chain or brake cable but have had a couple of shift cables break.

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    I've never had a chain or cable break ever. Although I had a front brake arm snap off and jam the front wheel once.

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    I've also never had a chain or cable of any sort break. I think most breaks are some sort of mechanical failure, the mechanic was a failure in setting it up properly.
    Il faut de l'audace, encore de l'audace, toujours de l'audace

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