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Chain noise? Can I make it go away?

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Originally Posted by dookie
the PC-1 was also extremely unreliable in my experience. i never used it on the road, but broke 2 or 3 on my XC SS mtb before i decided that it wasn't my chain installation skills at fault. i now use a kmc stainless (s-10?) and have not had a single issue. do a couple searches and you will find *many* accounts of PC-1 breakage.
i once made a hybrid from a SRAM pc-1 and KMC z510 chain. When the pc-1 part of the chain was at 12 1/16" the KMC part of the chain showed less than half the same amount of wear. Pc-1s are junk.

Using a thick oily lube will minimize drivetrain noise, although a worn chain should still be replaced.
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