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    Senior Member rumrunn6's Avatar
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    WORST CHAIN pictures

    just thinking about one particular chain on my MTB that is a total disgrace - I'll get a picture up soon, but does anyone want to share a pic of their chain disgrace?

    there will be prizes for the worst chain
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    Bike mechanics always have the dirtiest chains. Can't show you mine though - batteries in my camera just died.

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    like shoemakers' kids have the worst shoes - what's that expression?
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torchy McFlux View Post
    Bike mechanics always have the dirtiest chains. Can't show you mine though - batteries in my camera just died.
    I don't think so.

    Bike mechanics' chains may not be pristine but I've had to replace some customer chains that were so utterly cruddy that I didn't even want to touch it with my pliers.

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    I always heard that ministers' daughters had the dirtiest chains.

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    Fresh from a Police Auction.


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    A few days like this make a chain ugly.


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    Here are a couple of my worn out busted rollers...




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    Before my overhaul . . . 23 yr old chain


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    wow, those closeups show some unusual defects, or damage

    I guess this thread can also be used to show newly cleaned chains too ...
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    Here's a pin from the most worn chain I've ever seen. It was worn a whopping 3/8" over 12" of chain. I consider a 1/16th wear time for a new chain.

    This chain was so bad that (of course) the chainrings as well as the cassette were toast. The chainrings were so bad (just stubby teeth left) that the guy had gone OTB (over the bars) when he stood up to pedal and the chain skipped on the big ring.
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