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mfreeman72
12-20-2011, 10:17 PM
Managed to break a chain again on Sunday (bad shifting on my part) and while putting a new PL on I counted 4 others on the chain (yes, I'm working on my shifting).

How many is too many?




shirk
12-20-2011, 10:42 PM
15.2

IFO
12-20-2011, 11:04 PM
i'd say its time for a new chain if you've had that kind of mileage enuf to break it 4 tiems already..

Oldfart
12-20-2011, 11:48 PM
If I have broken a chain I usually replace it soon after. Unless I can identify the exact link that was damaged and why, I figure there might be other damage too which can only lead to another failure. I would replace it if I had four failures already.

King Spenny
12-20-2011, 11:51 PM
<1

Circlip
12-21-2011, 12:48 AM
It's not done until you've started replacing broken Powerlinks with new Powerlinks.

burke ryder
12-21-2011, 02:53 AM
I wish I could get the PL on my 10 speed to open up so I can shorten the chain. :S

walleater
12-21-2011, 03:01 AM
I wish I could get the PL on my 10 speed to open up so I can shorten the chain. :S

You need the most amazing tool ever.....the Powerlink removal tool. Although officially the 10sp Powerlinks are one use only.

King Spenny
12-21-2011, 03:53 AM
10sp power links get mighty lose if you try to re-use them.

if you backpedal and your freehub is sticky you are asking for trouble

burke ryder
12-21-2011, 04:34 AM
10sp power links get mighty lose if you try to re-use them.

if you backpedal and your freehub is sticky you are asking for trouble

Sounds like technology is backpedaling

Kevin_m31
12-21-2011, 05:35 AM
Usually once you get 1 break it's time to replace the chain. Usually the chain wears pretty even so once you get 1 failure your bound to get another more and more frequently.

Woodro
12-21-2011, 06:17 AM
You need the most amazing tool ever.....the Powerlink removal tool.

Surely you jest, is there really such a thing?!?!? This would have saved me years of expletives!!!

barnz0rz
12-21-2011, 07:16 AM
Surely you jest, is there really such a thing?!?!? This would have saved me years of expletives!!!

Oh its real..... You missed out

King Spenny
12-21-2011, 07:33 AM
just make oen yourself with a bench grinder and a shitty old pair of needle nose pliers

biggles604
12-21-2011, 08:01 AM
I've never had a powerlink fail, so I wouldn't feel bad putting a second on there, but normally, if a chain snaps, then there is a good reason that it's snapped, and you need to make sure that it's a one off cause, not a systematic failure.

walleater
12-21-2011, 08:27 AM
I would hazard a guess that buying a tool is cheaper than buying a grinder :D

Although Woodro is welcome to use ours if he ever heads over the bridge.

http://www.treefortbikes.com/images/raw/10TFB_ParkToolMLP1-8.jpg

[email protected]
12-21-2011, 09:20 AM
You need the most amazing tool ever.....the Powerlink removal tool. Although officially the 10sp Powerlinks are one use only.

I built that tool by modifying a pair of needle nose pliers. Email me and I can send you a photo.