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    question for dolface

    awhile back you had a thread on what chain is the best. i need a new chain and just wondering what you went with, and how you like it? thanx for your help.

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    i'm not dolface, so maybe i shouldn't answer here. but, your use for the chain should probably be stated. i mean, the damn izumi model v totally kills, but i would not want a $50+ chain on my all weather bike. that's for my stupid ass makino. i've recently started running sram pc-1s on my two everyday bikes and can get a silent drivetrain. when the chain starts to get dicey after a season, i can just chuck it and feel as though i got my money's worth.

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    Wipperman White Stars are really nice as well, and not that expensive -- like 12-15$. I think they're a bit nicer than the SRAMs myself, but still a lot more disposable than the HKK/Izumi stratum.

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    ok ok your right this will be on my everday rider wont so snow or salt will see some rain.

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    whipperman star here. really nice...

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    SRAM PC-1s have treated me well, and seem to have a good rep from others on the forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ira in Chi
    sram saltshaker
    Ditto. Plus: I get 'em FREE.

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    i have a shadow conspiracy half-link chain on my beater which i like a lot. it's not super-quiet, but it feels pretty solid.

    not sure what i have on the other bikes, but i'm not a huge chain geek, i figure as long as they don't break i'm golden.

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    I also use the shadow chain on my beater. Not quiet, a bit heavy, but solid, and no stretch so far (after almost a year of riding).

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabana 4 life
    awhile back you had a thread on what chain is the best. i need a new chain and just wondering what you went with, and how you like it? thanx for your help.
    SRAM PC7X BMX 1/8th

    They can be a tad hard to find at times, but are usually not more than $20.
    They are very strong and very quiet!
    Gold and black too!
    What makes them special is that the sideplates barely extend past the rollers which adds smoothness and silence.
    Highly recommended.
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    I have used them for a while now nn my daily beater. After this week of sludge it is holding up well, as long as I clean it.

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    I mostly use KMC 710's (kool chain) and Wippermann White Stars on my all-weather bikes. Neither seem to stretch signficantly and are super strong, though the white stars are a little noisier. The KMC now comes in 3/32", too...not sure about the wippermann.

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    Be warned that the shadow conspiracy chain EATS normal chain tools. You need the beefy park tool chain thing to really handle that thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouton
    Be warned that the shadow conspiracy chain EATS normal chain tools. You need the beefy park tool chain thing to really handle that thing.
    +1

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    the wipperman 1g8 is pretty nice and thick

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    Quote Originally Posted by travsi
    the wipperman 1g8 is pretty nice and thick
    but if you're going to be carrying that massive chain around, don't bother spending any money on a light bike, just get some old hi-ten schwinn off the junk heap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouton
    Be warned that the shadow conspiracy chain EATS normal chain tools. You need the beefy park tool chain thing to really handle that thing.
    i've had no problem with my normal pocket chain tool with my shadow conspiracy chain, i almost picked up one of those beefy ones after reading comments on how hard it was, but i really have had no problem what so ever in using a small compact chain tool once you get the hang of the difference.

    maybe all that keirin stuff has made you guys soft
    Smoke all you want too, we'll grow more...

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    D.I.D. NJS Stainless Steel chains for life!

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    i personally really love the sram pc1. it's dirt cheap, and it's the only 1/8" chain i know of with beveled inner plates. helps it run super silent.

    also, the beveled inner plates + 1/8" thickness + bushingless design makes it a pretty good chain for those of you with a less than perfect chainline.

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    hkk vertex biatches.

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    I have a KMC thats stretching like an elastic band, its a bit scary. The PC-1 I had previously didn't seem to stretch nearly as much so I would go that route if I had to do it over.
    commuter turned bike mechanic turned commuter (also a Velocity USA employee, but this is my personal account)

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    Quote Originally Posted by karmical
    maybe all that keirin stuff has made you guys soft
    It sounds like youre the one with the soft touch!

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