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    JuNKie! bike junkie! sniks's Avatar
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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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    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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    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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    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.
    This space open

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoshKel
    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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    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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    RIP Shiznaz. DoshKel's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by DerekRI
    You broke a half link chain? Dang!
    Yea it was odd. The actual link snapped, not the pin. Defective maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoshKel
    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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    RIP Shiznaz. DoshKel's Avatar
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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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    rusty.

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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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    I want a Wippermann.

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    broken.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I guess uni's are my next step.

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    pictures please. I don't believe that chains break. prove me wrong...

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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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    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.
    - the revolution will not be motorized -

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12XU
    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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