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    Fully lugged in RetroSteel's Avatar
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    sram pc48, kmc, any good bmx ones?
    Last edited by RetroSteel; 12-13-04 at 10:20 PM. Reason: best cheapo chain
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    I like choo-choo trains...

    for chains.. I use the cheapo KMC chins that the LBS has for $10. Durable, and Cheep! available in diffferent models in both 3/32 and 1/8. I use 3/32. I don't know what model that I have, although it works well.

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    wipperman, $15-20
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    seems to me we just had a thread. the generally accepted best 3/32 chain is the KMC Z610HX. I scored one on ebay for under 15.

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    I used to take the D train but not any more

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    i like the 1/9, it always seems to get me where i am going for like 2 bucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by critracer
    i like the 1/9, it always seems to get me where i am going for like 2 bucks.
    No train that doesn't go to Brooklyn can be any good.

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    True!

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    No sleep till Brooklyn!

    Ooh. I think I need to listen to that right now.

    (on topic: I have a KMC Z510HX that's nice and supposedly KMC's top of the line BMX chain with special high strength pins, sideplates, blah blah blah. I have a different corrosion-resistant KMC as well of unknown make. Both work fine, the cheapo one is maybe a little noisy. I measured last night and neither has stretched even a bit, including the older one which has a lot of mileage on it.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bostontrevor
    No sleep till Brooklyn!

    Ooh. I think I need to listen to that right now.
    While you're at it, listen to "Brooklyn Took It," by Jeru the Damaja. Not quite as timeless and classic, but a good tune nonetheless, and I happen to have just been listening to it.

    OK, I'll stop bigging up my hometown and allow the serious discussion of chains.

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    the gheeh to in me says

    night train

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    I just started rocking the KMC Kool BMX/Track chain. I'm liking it. It feels pretty tough. It was ~ $14.

    **** Brooklyn. Get your ass on a Midnight Train to Georgia and drink with us.
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    Is the 1/8 KMC stronger than the 3/32 width? I can feel the transmission..feeeeeeel
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    Train-train-train, train of fools...
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    I believe I'll have another beer.

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    I have had great success with Izumi basics. And at least 3 bottles of Night Boat (yeah, you heard it right).
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    You've been great with add vice fokes, tanks. I like the look of KFC chain, but with boat oil?

    Being new to `SS will moi have to lube the train with special seasoning as the one i have is for winter mtb, has compounds (so it doesn't collect dirt from offa the beaten track) - seems dry as a bone although it works..app. Just plain ol' oil from the Gerry's tractor can is it for asphalt rodeo and perhaps less often a?
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    I run my chains dry. They're nickel plated so they don't rust, apart from that it's just a little bit of lube to quiet the one down when it's being noisy.

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