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Old 11-10-09, 02:52 PM
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Chain..

I just got a brand new chain, it is a SRAM .. thoughts please....
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I'm happy for you.
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My thoughts are wandering toward deleting this thread . . . .
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New chains are nice.
What color did you get?
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Good choice.
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This is so weird...10w and fiver are here...let's see where goes.
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Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
This is so weird...10w and fiver are here...let's see where goes.
Why is that weird ?

My mtb's have always run SRAM.

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What's weird is varminter made a completely pointless post - - seeking validation for buying a chain? Puuuuleeease. And then you and 10W go and validate the thread with genuine responses.

Proper form is we throw on pithy-but-pointless comments so that we don't have to feel bad when it eventually goes in the dumper.
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i have a sram on my mtb and i broke it the first day. it's fixed now and still in one piece.
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I have a new SRAM (6 weeks ago) and it goes around and around, so far. It has already had two bathes. It likes to be clean.
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Originally Posted by dminor View Post
What's weird is varminter made a completely pointless post - - seeking validation for buying a chain? Puuuuleeease. And then you and 10W go and validate the thread with genuine responses.

Proper form is we throw on pithy-but-pointless comments so that we don't have to feel bad when it eventually goes in the dumper.
I don't joke about the chain I use...

I'll remember the pointless a pithy rule for next time.
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I've had nothing but bad luck with sram chains the past two years, but have actually had good luck with a shimano chain.
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I've used SRAM chains since 2005. All good things. I liked Shimano chains too...no powerlink.
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I just retired Nashbar Chain after 9,000 miles
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You're hardcore...that's impressive I don't even know if I've gone 9000mi in the 5yrs I've come back to riding trail
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My thoughts are wandering toward deleting this thread . . . .
Why?
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Old 11-11-09, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
This is so weird...10w and fiver are here...let's see where goes.
10w, is that what you oil yer chain with?
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I just retired Nashbar Chain after 9,000 miles
WHat do you oil your chain with, it must be some sort of state of the art chain lube?
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My rides are totally on flat roads, No hills period.
Mineral Spirits with chain saw oil. 4 parts to one.
Remove and clean the chain every 500 miles or so.
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you're hardcore...that's impressive I don't even know if i've gone 9000mi in the 5yrs i've come back to riding trail
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Chains are no joke. You must us SRAM!
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Shimano chains for ever, here. Never broke one, don't take 'em off till they're worn out. Happy camper.
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My rides are totally on flat roads, No hills period.
Mineral Spirits with chain saw oil. 4 parts to one.
Remove and clean the chain every 500 miles or so.
Yeah. I've tried various home made brews throught the years and they seem to only attract grit and crap. But of course, that is only my opinion and experience. I drive on roads and trails and lots of miles of hills ,trails and so on.
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Originally Posted by Dannihilator View Post
I've had nothing but bad luck with sram chains the past two years, but have actually had good luck with a shimano chain.
That's interesting. Myself, I have only had bad luck with Shimano chains and cassettes.
I love SRAM
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Take care one and all, mtb'ers
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