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Old 01-31-08, 02:11 AM   #1
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Broken Chain

So I broke my first chain today.
It was very old and, probably worn pretty bad.
I was just riding along to Taco Bell at about 1 in the morning
(mind you, it's about 7 deg. F out there)
and my chain just snapped and stared dragging behind.
I don't really take car of this bike as much as my other,
but I guess I need to clean my chain more...




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Old 01-31-08, 02:20 AM   #2
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Wow, looks like you should have thrown it out a year ago. There's really no excuse to break a chain short of something falling into your drivetrain and snapping it.
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Old 01-31-08, 02:20 AM   #3
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yup, that'll happen. either you have lots of salt on your roads or the last time this chain was oiled was circa 1992. i'm gonna go with the latter.
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Old 01-31-08, 02:53 AM   #4
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I guess I need to clean my chain more...





Understatement of the year!
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