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My chain broke when I was riding

Old 06-23-08, 09:50 AM
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My chain broke when I was riding

I was out riding my fuel with a friend on some trails near a small airport, and as I was 6 miles from his house, a link in my SRAM chain broke when I pedaled uphill. So I thought, oh great, now I'm just going to have to coast it back to his place somehow. The link that effed up had one of the sides of a link not sticking firmly to the end of the pin, but we managed to get it to stay. After we got that in, I realized we needed to unhook that link to run it around the cassette and rear mech - oops. But then I realized it has that special powerlink, which was a lifesaver. That's a real problem solver
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Old 06-23-08, 07:18 PM
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Better your chain than your fork or wheelset.
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Having a multi-tool with a mini chain tool has saved me a long walk more than once.
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Old 06-24-08, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by streetlightpoet View Post
Having a multi-tool with a mini chain tool has saved me a long walk more than once.
Me too.
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Old 06-24-08, 11:53 AM
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A chain break with a powerlink will almost always have you riding in 5 minutes after breaking a chain. I have several powerlinks in my pack...you never know when you or a buddy will need one.
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Old 06-24-08, 07:48 PM
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Used my mini chain tool to convert my bike to single speed when RD hanger broke.
Thankfully a passer by rider showed me how to do it step by step.
Made me so proud of the biking community.
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Old 06-24-08, 08:27 PM
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I too enjoy riding near small airports.
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chain breakage sucks, but it seems to be an accepted thing when MTN Biking
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Story of your young life?
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I'll trade you my new chain for your Fuel.
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With a chain break tool and one or more PowerLinks you can always get home. If you torque up and twist a few inches of chain you can get home as a single speed.

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Man, I broke my derailleur (lost a jockey wheel) on my bighit last summer and needed to rig it up as a singlespeed. That was an interesting balance to try and strike between dealing with the chain growth and not having it just constantly dropping gears.
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