RE: [rootsradicals] Re: Snapped Chain
- Bruce wrote:
>>I've been riding for most of my life and have NEVER had a chain break on me. I had no idea it was so common.<<I agree Bruce. Broken chains while road riding are extremely rare in my experience; it's never happened to me (about 160,000 miles), and I've only encountered one case in person. In mountain biking on the other hand it is quite common: stuff gets into the chain itself ... sticks snap off your derailleur and/or chain ... chain tends to get dirtier ... more shifting under load or higher pressure.
Many years ago three friends and I managed to get lost in the woods and one guy broke his chain. We all knew better, but for some reason none of us had chain tools. It sure was an adventure taking turns pushing our friend along on his chainless bike as we tried to figure out where we were. Fortunately we managed to get back to the car before sunset. :^)
- what i used to especially dislikeis when you shift and the chain would breaktypically shifting under power into an easier gear, i.e. MTB uphill gruntor the ever so funbang the gears in a road bike sprint at speed, in a groupwhen someone's chain lets looseoh...that is EXTRA fun!a bunch of guys givin their all, and a chain breaks in the grouppile upthese days, i dont seem to have chain problemsi do like the SRAM Power Link or whatever its calledand i have this silly habit of rotating my chain every so oftenthat is...flip the chain around so it is now being used in the opposite mannerif you stop to think about itsilly as it may seema chain gets used on one side of the pinsuntil you reverse the chain, the wear on the pins in a chain are only on one sidechains, and cogs, etc, all like to wear together in a strange relation to each otheras you rotate your chain wear....well...uhh...it seems to me, that chains last longer, as does the drive trainso now, instead of wearing the chain on one sidenow you get to use it on both sidesso in a way, the chain is now double prone to breakage, or whateverat any rate...this is the silly kind of stuff that i dolike rotating tyresi rotate my chains too.what a wacko i've become.Ooo!i should rotate my handle bar grips too!peace...dOn Nov 29, 2007, at 12:05 PM, Mighk Wilson wrote: