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Old 08-20-07, 11:17 PM   #1
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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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Old 08-20-07, 11:22 PM   #2
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Chain for sure.
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Shifter Cable > Chain > Brake Cable

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Old 08-21-07, 12:28 AM   #4
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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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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.
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