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Want colored chain for my roadie

Old 08-30-12, 10:58 PM
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Want colored chain for my roadie

I want a colored (white) chain for my 7-speed and i know they don't make them in 3/32. I'm wondering if a 1/8 will work. Will the color just get lost in shifting?
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Old 08-30-12, 11:03 PM
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Red makes you go faster
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Old 08-30-12, 11:22 PM
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SRAM makes a Red chain
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Old 08-31-12, 12:55 AM
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Get lost, hipster!
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1/8 will be too wide. And coloured chains never look as cool as you think they will. They definitely exist in 3/32 though. For example, here's a half link one:

https://www.gussetbikes.com/products-...hp?id=CHGUSL3B
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Old 08-31-12, 03:32 AM
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Wow, haters bored enough to hate on a bike forum. Hilarious. Thank you MajorMantra for the link. I appreciate that.
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Old 08-31-12, 06:36 AM
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Get multiple chain that way you can match them to your skinny jeans and bad tattoos
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Wow, haters bored enough to hate on a bike forum. Hilarious. Thank you MajorMantra for the link. I appreciate that.
probably googled it...
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Old 08-31-12, 06:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Nerdcity View Post
Wow, haters bored enough to hate on a bike forum. Hilarious. Thank you MajorMantra for the link. I appreciate that.
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Old 08-31-12, 07:26 AM
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A white chain would not stay white very long
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There are probably limited choices in color from KMC or Yaban. I have one of the gold KMC chains and it's slowly wearing but still looks decent about 1000 miles in...
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No matter what color my chain is, it always ends up black
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Old 08-31-12, 08:04 AM
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Roadies don't use colored chains.
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You do realize that it's going to turn dark gray in probably 20 miles of riding.
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Originally Posted by Nerdcity View Post
I want a colored (white) chain for my 7-speed
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Originally Posted by DataJunkie View Post
Roadies don't use colored chains.
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Someone needs to update The Rules to cover hipster nonsense.
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How much PBR does it take to make this seem like a good idea?

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No idea why certain folks in this thread are coping such an attitude. It's just a question - sheesh.
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Originally Posted by DataJunkie View Post
Roadies don't use colored chains.
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Originally Posted by ne_dan View Post
Get multiple chain that way you can match them to your skinny jeans and bad tattoos
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Old 08-31-12, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Nerdcity View Post
I want a colored (white) chain for my 7-speed and i know they don't make them in 3/32. I'm wondering if a 1/8 will work. Will the color just get lost in shifting?
Take a new chain and soak it in solvent - be sure to get all the grease out. Then spray paint it. Never lube it - it will take the paint off.
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Old 08-31-12, 01:24 PM
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No idea why certain folks in this thread are coping such an attitude. It's just a question - sheesh.
Oh y'know, attack the guy who doesn't want to be like the rest of the gang.
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I have a white chain on one of my SS's.

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Old 08-31-12, 06:53 PM
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That awesome unicorn bike needs a white chain!
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Originally Posted by Nerdcity View Post
That awesome unicorn bike needs a white chain!
Keep coming back dude. Don't mind certain peeps in this thread. They don't speak for the best peeps here.
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