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Old 07-28-10, 08:23 AM
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Hi All, Hi SmoOothride,
Just repaired my 8 speed HG chain with a KMC "MissingLink". The missing link is Shimano compatible.
The part is a nice job. Was easy to repair. It is similar to Sram links.
https://www.kmcchain.com/index.php?ln=en&fn=service
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OK, well, I'm not really looking for the most bang for the buck. I'm looking for the least expensive chain that works reasonably well. I don't want to put a chain on my customers' bikes that has a high risk of breaking. I'll see how I do with the KMC 51 chain. It costs me only $8 from Niagara, which is pretty irresistible.

For my own bikes, I'll buy mid-priced chains, as you advise. And thank you very much, as always.
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Originally Posted by noglider
OK, well, I'm not really looking for the most bang for the buck. I'm looking for the least expensive chain that works reasonably well. I don't want to put a chain on my customers' bikes that has a high risk of breaking. I'll see how I do with the KMC 51 chain. It costs me only $8 from Niagara, which is pretty irresistible.

For my own bikes, I'll buy mid-priced chains, as you advise. And thank you very much, as always.
Nothing wrong with the Z51. KMC calls it a 6/7 speed chain, but it is 7.1mm so will work on 8 speed. May not be the best for performance shifting on 8 speed, but it's a good chain at good value, I used a lot of them as replacements at my shop.
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Dan, thank you. That's reassuring. I ordered a couple more yesterday. So far, KMC chains seem to be working out well.
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