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Old 12-12-04, 10:47 PM   #1
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Should I run this chain?

SO after a week of layin on the floor my bike is up and running again, just got my new wheels and disc set on, ALL SET TO GO! WOO!

Well as I return from a fellow rider's dorm I jumped a set of stairs (I bunny hopped before them so that I would land on the stairs and ride down them) when I landed amidst stairs something whent wrong, I could tell at the moment but when I came off the set I knew. I could hear my chain dragging........#$%^& I thought. This chain is only about two months old (I seriously broke the last one) so as I gather my chain I realize my powerlink (SRAM) is no where to be found!

SO here is my question, the powerlink I installed today was obviously not snapped into place (I cant remember that I did it and I took my Adderall, so I should have a good memory of todays events). Would you replace the chain, or just buy a new powerlink?
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Old 12-12-04, 11:25 PM   #2
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people lose their links all the time, this has been asked time and time again, just carry extras.
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Old 12-12-04, 11:42 PM   #3
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ok thanx man.
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Old 12-13-04, 12:06 AM   #4
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ummm...

Buy a chain tool, and link the Sram chain together. Just because it doesn't have the power link doesn't make it unuseable.
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Old 12-13-04, 12:07 AM   #5
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oh i forgot to add.

Powerlinks are 5 bucks if you really feel it is something you hafta have. I can personally live without one...
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Old 12-13-04, 12:45 AM   #6
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nah I have a tool, I just LOATH $%^&#$@ with chains
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Just make sure the chain isn't twisted before you reuse it.
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