Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area Looking to enter into the realm of track racing? Want to share your experiences and tactics for riding on a velodrome? The Track Cycling forums is for you! Come in and discuss training/racing, equipment, and current track cycling events.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-27-12, 01:17 PM   #1
timechaser
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
timechaser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Philadelphia
Bikes: Fuji Track Pro, Bianchi Pista, Jamis Xenith T2
Posts: 52
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Half link chain?

yesterday my chain snapped, and start wondering about the half link chain, i heard they are suppose to be stronger then regular chain?!?!

any advise??
timechaser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-12, 01:46 PM   #2
Kayce
Senior Member
 
Kayce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: St Louis
Bikes:
Posts: 1,846
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Are you going to be racing at T-town with this chain? If the answer is no this thread should be here.

But yes, in theory half link chains are stronger. But a well maintained chain will last plenty long for everything you will ever need. Make sure to keep your chain well cleaned and greased. The more slack the better, it cuts way down on drag too. So it saves on chainwear as well as power. Generally every one really like the Izumi chains.
Kayce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-12, 02:13 PM   #3
chas58
Senior Member
 
chas58's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Michigan
Bikes: too many of all kinds
Posts: 1,676
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 30 Post(s)
Sounds like a maintenance issue. Have you had your chain checked for stretch?

Kayce gives good advice about chain maintenance leaving the chain as slack as you can without putting it in danger of coming off.
chas58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:48 PM.