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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 03-18-08, 06:01 PM   #1
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I wanna' buy a...

Wippermann 1/8" chain model 1G8 - Where do I go to get one? I had a catastrophic failure (chain that is) 2 years ago and I want a Mega-Chain. Hook a brother up!

Thanks in Advance!

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Old 03-18-08, 06:40 PM   #2
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You arn't looking for advice but I recomend you do not buy this chain. Its great for what its intended for, BMX style grinding, but its the loudest heaviest most overkill thing I've ever put on a fixed gear bike. Mine now sits in a bag at the botom of a parts box. Also you can't use a standard chain tool to shorten it. Did I mention its SUPER loud?

Tell us about your catastrophic chain faillure and we'll tell you why it wasn't the chain's fault.
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Old 03-18-08, 06:44 PM   #3
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Yeah, that chain is total overkill. I use a Wipperman Whitestar, and that thing is a beast that I don't think Tom Boonen himself could break. Go with something like that.
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Old 03-18-08, 07:33 PM   #4
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Yet another thread title that's so close to being functional but was made useless by a "...".
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Old 03-18-08, 07:40 PM   #5
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Get the Whitestar. More than what's required.

Avoid KMC at all cost
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Wanna Buy A Monkey....
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Old 03-18-08, 08:18 PM   #7
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You thought that's what this thread was about too?
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Is this a thread where we all say something we want to buy? Or where we talk the OP into/out of some decision they should make on their own?
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You can get one here (in several colors).

But you should really get the SRAM PC-1 instead.
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Is this a thread where we all say something we want to buy? Or where we talk the OP into/out of some decision they should make on their own?
You mean consolidate 95% of this forum into one thread?
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You mean consolidate 95% of this forum into one thread?
Ahhhhh what have I done?
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