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Join Date: Aug 2005
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world (wide web)'s best half link?
I'm in a spot.
I have bike i'm 99.999% finished building up. Rain bike with fenders.
It has track ends.
Since i'm going with fenders, i'm trying to keep the axle as close to the back as possible for easy access (ie changing flats without f.cking with the fenders).
The cog/ring combo i have gets me pretty far back-- too
pretty far back:
Easy but stupid:
deal with it and hope the chain doesn't stretch much (feasible; it's the d.i.d. racing pro, which i hear lasts for a billion miles)
Doable but a pain:
take two links out and end up in the middle of the track ends, which means i'll have to unscrew both fender mounts to replace a flat (they're honjos)
use a half link which would get me just under 1/2" from the end, which is still close enough to be OK for flats.
if i go with the last option, can you recommend a decent 1/2 link? i've heard bad things about them in general (all from here, surprise surprise), but don't really know what the problem could be. do they come apart? do they miss teeth on the ring? are some better than others? why the beefing?
what about this?
Last edited by sp00ki; 12-21-08 at 07:16 PM.