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Old 02-13-07, 09:26 PM   #1
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what kind of chain have you broke?

I was wondering what kind of chains people have broken while riding,skidding ,stopping ,ect.
any that people think are too scary to use?
was it real old or just a sh!te chain?
do you think 1/8 is stronger that 3/32? or is it a myth?

chains of opperetion and of love need not apply.
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Old 02-13-07, 09:37 PM   #2
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i broke a 1/8 KMC koolchain before, riding trials.. I was going to pedal hop, and the thing just burst open, and my knee hit the stem at 1,000mph.. it sucked.
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Old 02-13-07, 09:42 PM   #3
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I've broken three chains:
A Shadow Conspiracy half-link while stopping.
A KMC Z-410.
A KMC Z510HX.

I've been running a KMC Kool chain for about a year now, and it is still working great. Just checked it out yesterday, and it still has a lot of life left in it.
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Broken 3 or 4 KMC chains. Everytime was cranking hard and ate ****. This was over about a 15 year period.
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Old 02-13-07, 09:47 PM   #5
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A couple of Sidisport chains in wet and dirty Denver. May have been due to having to leave my commute bike outside in freezing weather. Wet chain links may have been forced apart as the water froze.
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Old 02-13-07, 09:51 PM   #6
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I've broken three chains:
A Shadow Conspiracy half-link while stopping.
A KMC Z-410.
A KMC Z510HX.

I've been running a KMC Kool chain for about a year now, and it is still working great. Just checked it out yesterday, and it still has a lot of life left in it.
You broke a half link chain? Dang!
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Old 02-13-07, 09:51 PM   #7
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I had... some generic chain that broke halfway. Can't remember the brand and it's in some dump now, sorry.
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Old 02-13-07, 09:53 PM   #8
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You broke a half link chain? Dang!
Yea it was odd. The actual link snapped, not the pin. Defective maybe?
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Old 02-13-07, 09:55 PM   #9
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Yea it was odd. The actual link snapped, not the pin. Defective maybe?
In my experience, thats how all chains break. At least the ones ive broken.
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Old 02-13-07, 09:57 PM   #10
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Oh. All of mine have had the pin snap in half, and the link bend... not completely snap.
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Old 02-13-07, 11:35 PM   #11
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Old 02-13-07, 11:40 PM   #12
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ive snapped a kmc z chain but im not quite sure how it happened. it wasnt skidding though
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Old 02-14-07, 09:37 AM   #13
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I want a Wippermann.
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I broke a KMC 1/8th cheapo chain once- not cranking particularly hard, riding down the bike path on the manhattan bridge, already half an hour late to work. **** sucked.
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Old 02-14-07, 11:04 AM   #16
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i'm shocked at all these broken chain stories... anyone ever broken an izumi eco/v or hkk vertex?
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Some junk SRAM I found around the shop. Cranked down hard and sheared a pin.

Old + Used + Rusty + Torque = Chain Death
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Old 02-14-07, 11:19 AM   #18
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I broke a miche track chain, a SRAM PC-1 chain and some no name 3/32 chain. Its a serious pain in the ass, especially when riding brakeless.
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Old 02-14-07, 06:12 PM   #19
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KMC basic 1/8" bushingless.

Although, I put it together in a hurry. And I'd been using it as a chain whip before hand. And before that it was a bike chain.
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Old 02-14-07, 10:10 PM   #20
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Haven't broken any riding fixed, just geared, going uphill back when I didn't know any better. I always check my chains.
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pictures please. I don't believe that chains break. prove me wrong...
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Old 02-14-07, 10:16 PM   #22
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The correct answer to this is "an improperly installed chain." Unless your chain has completely rusted through or you're doing some siqq grinds, your chain shouldn't break. If a pin isn't pushed all the way through, it can likely pull out under a great deal of torque, but chains are rated for an insane amount of torque. For a little perspective, Wipperman lifted up a car with one of their chains at Interbike a few years ago and registered absolutely no chain stretch or fatigue.
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Old 02-14-07, 10:17 PM   #23
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I broke a SRAM PC-# (8 I think?) on my MTB. I was way off in the middle of the woods too. Not fun getting out of there.
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broke two sram chains at the quicklink. don't have that problem anymore since i don't use quicklinks.
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The correct answer to this is "an improperly installed chain." Unless your chain has completely rusted through or you're doing some siqq grinds, your chain shouldn't break. If a pin isn't pushed all the way through, it can likely pull out under a great deal of torque, but chains are rated for an insane amount of torque. For a little perspective, Wipperman lifted up a car with one of their chains at Interbike a few years ago and registered absolutely no chain stretch or fatigue.
Shop did mine. To their credit, when I came in (literally the next day) with a broken chain they gave me a free upgrade.
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