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Old 04-23-07, 02:11 PM   #1
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colored KMC chains.. a mess?

I got a white KMC z chain off ebay and i took it out to look at it and after i was done handling it I had small chips of white paint on my hands. Has anyone used a colored KMC chain? Do all those paint chips end up all over your chain ring, crank, etc?
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Old 04-23-07, 02:29 PM   #2
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no I use nothing but the colored z chains because they are cheap and they work fine
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I got a white KMC z chain off ebay and i took it out to look at it and after i was done handling it I had small chips of white paint on my hands. Has anyone used a colored KMC chain? Do all those paint chips end up all over your chain ring, crank, etc?
A white chain? Isn't it going to be grime colored a mile out the door anyway?
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Old 04-23-07, 03:40 PM   #4
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psssf .. you mean you ride your bike .. I just look at mine.
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my pink kmc is fine.
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Old 04-23-07, 04:39 PM   #6
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The flakes you got on your hands may have been because they didn't clean the chain well enough after coloring / before packaging it.
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Old 04-23-07, 05:16 PM   #7
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I just got a white one last week and its been great, and the white forces you to clean it like errry day
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i have a red one that doesn't seem to be losing paint, but i also haven't really paid attention.
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Old 04-23-07, 06:41 PM   #9
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I have a purple one and it's a-okay too...
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thanks guys.. i'll rock it then.. yeah i figured getting white would just make me clean my chain more
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pssssh. i scoff at your "white" chains.
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keep it right, keep it white, keep it tight!
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Can I see some photos of colored chains installed please? I am thinking of getting a set.
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Old 07-04-07, 06:48 PM   #14
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click on my Burier/Barrier in my sig.. its my blue chain...

click on my A$$JAMMER to see my pink chain...

they are awesome chains and cheep (like a chicken? cheep cheep) and purty...
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Old 07-04-07, 07:52 PM   #15
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white protestant power!!!!
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My pink chain is fine.
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Old 07-04-07, 08:44 PM   #17
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rollin cheesy a$$ gold works ok
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keep it right, keep it white, keep it tight!
that kind of sketched me out, like the first time I heard slayer cover "guilty of being white"
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