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Old 01-17-11, 04:08 PM   #1
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Time is of the essence

It is now 5:05 pm est. For the next 20 minites +/- Bonktown .com has SS chains in about eight colors on sale for 1/2 off (so they say). I can't vouch for the quality but I thought I'd let you know. BTW...I have no relationship or ties to Bonktown.
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It's over. Only 17 chains sold out of a total 202 offered. Weird thing is that the description said they were 1/8 wide, but all the progress bars for the different colors showed them as 3/32? Anyways, $9 is ok I guess, but the MSRP of $20 is exagerated. Also, what is shipping?
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Meh, it's gone now. Toss me in with the cheap LBS BMX chain clique.
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Only 17 chains sold out of a total 202 offered.
Which means they'll be back sometime soon.
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Chances are that those chains aren't anything special. Plus, you can get decent KMC chains at many local shops for $10.

Don't let that site whip you into a frenzy over something that isn't frenzy-worthy.
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I'd rather pay an extra $5-$10 for a higher quality chain. The last thing I'd want to fail on a fixed gear is the chain. Personally, I went with an Izumi Eco that I got for $16 shipped from Universal Cycles.
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I'd rather pay an extra $5-$10 for a higher quality chain. The last thing I'd want to fail on a fixed gear is the chain. Personally, I went with an Izumi Eco that I got for $16 shipped from Universal Cycles.
Excellent choice! See, we don't disagree on everything.
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+1 for the Izumi Eco,The wipperman weisstern 108 is great too!
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Yeah, the Izumi Eco is what I'm riding/racing now, too. It's my new favorite. It cleans up very well (gotta remove the wax) and is light and as strong as I need it to be. My Izumi V Super Toughness has been in a ziplock bag for 9 months.
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My Izumi V Super Toughness has been in a ziplock bag for 9 months.
Aye, saving it for Nationals, eh?
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Aye, saving it for Nationals, eh?
I'm not sure if the Super Toughness would have helped me at Nationals...or anywhere else. I sucked.

I was working with a weird gear ratio (45x13) that required a short chain because both the chainring and cog were small. But, the other ratios I used in training (up to 51x14) used the long chain. The screw pin in the Super Toughness chain made it a pain in the butt to change on the regular. I went to using two ECO chains with fast clip master links and didn't look back.
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i was hoping this thread would have something to do with del tha funkee homosapien
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The screw is harder to use? I feel like the clip is impossible to get off.
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i like the cost effectiveness of kmc for single gear purposes. sram also has attractive pricing.
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Bonktown has 2XU comp tri sleeveless singlet jerseys (women's) for 63% off for the next 18 minutes.

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Someone is just mad they missed a great deal on sleeveless women's tri jerseys.
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The screw is harder to use? I feel like the clip is impossible to get off.
The clip comes off and goes on with one squeeze in the right place. The screw takes time to screw and unscrew using pliers (to hold the square nut) and a screwdriver. Super secure.
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The clip comes off and goes on with one squeeze in the right place. The screw takes time to screw and unscrew using pliers (to hold the square nut) and a screwdriver. Super secure.
Those screwed master links would be a lot easier to use if the square nut were tack welded or otherwise attached to the link plate. Since the link is also threaded, many people don't bother with the nut at all. Also, since the link plate is threaded, it is not sufficient to merely hold the nut with a pliers and tighten the screw with a screwdriver. You also have to then restrain the tightened screw with the screwdriver and tighten the nut against the link plate, using the pliers. Otherwise, the nut won't be tight and is useless. I put some blue loctite on the end of the screw just to be safe.
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Yup, TT.

yummygooey, read what TT just wrote. THAT is why that chain is a PITA to change out once or twice a session.
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