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Old 06-25-07, 10:59 AM   #1
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Any Chain preferences?

My Crosscheck came stock with a Shimano HG-72 which already stretched after about 30miles of riding! Any chain preferences (9-speed)?
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Old 06-25-07, 11:21 AM   #2
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were you riding across dunes of diamond dust?
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Old 06-25-07, 11:27 AM   #3
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reviews of the shimano hg72:

http://www.mtbr.com/reviews/Chain/product_20597.shtml

exceptionally high failure rate.
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Old 06-25-07, 11:31 AM   #4
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being hard to keep together and wearing out in 30 miles are completely different things.
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I use srams cause they are cheap and I like the quick link.
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Old 06-25-07, 11:43 AM   #6
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being hard to keep together and wearing out in 30 miles are completely different things.
well, here is the fact of the matter: it broke in 2 weeks. dont know what to tell ya.

it would also hop gears. they're crap.
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breaking is not the same as stretching as I said. Can you find the special pin? Was it put together properly? Did it suck and get damaged?

The skipping was likely the result of cables stretching or the chain bending not chain stretch where it physically wears down.
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