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Old 09-05-06, 08:33 PM   #1
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Hi all-Can anyone give me advice on replacement sprockets/chain-would anyone recommend chains with connector link or not ? had one once on an old bike but would like to use again due to ease of replacement-and cost-any views would be welcome.Thanks Peter Haynes
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Old 10-05-06, 11:08 AM   #2
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I just put a Renthall chan=in a nd sprokets on mine, happy so far.

Joined the link using a chain tool, personally I'd not ride a spring type clip which the chain also came with.
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Old 11-05-06, 02:04 AM   #3
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The spring clips are fine, Been using them for 27 years without a problem and I've never heard of any problems in all those years.
If you use the rivet type they have to be installed correctly or they will either fall off or you can have a tight link.
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Old 11-05-06, 06:47 AM   #4
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The spring clips are fine, Been using them for 27 years without a problem and I've never heard of any problems in all those years.
I have. Use with care.

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If you use the rivet type they have to be installed correctly or they will either fall off or you can have a tight link.
True, very true. But I've never seen one that was anywhere near right actually fail, but if not done right it will potentially shorten the life of the whole kit.
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Old 11-05-06, 07:40 AM   #5
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i recently gave my bike an overhaul for summer....
chain and sprockets were replaced.
i used a spring clip as a temporary measure........ it didnt come off

but the way i see it is, why risk it?
some split links will fail, it is very easy to assemble incorrectly or over damage the clip.
why even take the chance of the chain binding up the rear wheel when you can get the chain rivetted for (in my case) 5 (even though i gave him a tenner)

makes sense, no matter how long some people have ridden on split links.
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