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Old 12-04-12, 12:07 PM   #1
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Gold chain whose color lasts?

Stupid question (because fashion, not function):

I have a KMC z410 gold chain on my bike now and the gold has faded noticeably in a few weeks since i put it on (i just compared to the extra links i took out and it's noticeably duller). It's only been cleaned once with a citrus degreaser (i tried to avoid using mineral spirits/acetone/brakleen etc) and i'm only riding like 30 miles/week. Are there any chains that stay golder longer?

And yes, i am a hopeless poseur.
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Old 12-04-12, 12:13 PM   #2
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KMC Devil 101 or KMC K710-SL

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Old 12-04-12, 04:44 PM   #3
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KMC K710-SL for sure. Awesome chain.
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All gold chains will fade.
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All gold chains will fade.
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The ones I've seen still lose their brightness and turn a light brownish color over time.
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Come on Pony Boy. Nothing gold can stay.

I am truly disappointed it took this long for someone to say it. Scrod, you were close. Shame on you guys. Shame.
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Stay gold
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Wear it around your neck, and it will always stay gold.
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Nothing Gold Can Stay

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Come on Pony Boy. Nothing gold can stay.

I am truly disappointed it took this long for someone to say it. Scrod, you were close. Shame on you guys. Shame.
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You got a lot on your plate Carleton, don't worry.

Also amused by the title. Just noticed OP personified a bike chain. BFSSFG indeed.
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Nothing gold can stay, stick with silver...
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Old 12-04-12, 09:57 PM   #13
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You got a lot on your plate Carleton, don't worry.

Also amused by the title. Just noticed OP personified a bike chain. BFSSFG indeed.
I look forward to a copy of Eats, Shoots and Leaves in my stocking from you this year. PM for the address to which to mail it.
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