Which Chain? (Chains / Size / Width / Wear)

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  • Plus that look pretty worn.

  • Here’s the thing, I actually fitted the chain to a brand new cassette. I had some issues fitting the cassette to my freehub (detailed in the ‘ask any question’ thread) so put it on a spare rear wheel with an obliging freehub. It slipped on that new cassette too and then again when I reduced the chain length several times and again when I tried a different chain and a different cassette. I don’t know what is going on, or what I’m doing.

  • Does anywhere know where I can buy a bunch of eleven speed quick links?
    Buy a new chain in advance and use the quick link from that?
    I recently bought a separate kmc link from eBay from ~£3.50 posted.

    I bought a pack of three from Amazon for about a fiver

  • Need to buy my first Campag compatible chain. Do I need to look further than this? (Grey £21.99)


  • Hi all, been on single speed for a lot of my riding since Feb this year and love it, Charge Plug. Not running it fixed, but single speed, changed freehub to halo clickster, running really nicely.
    Chain question. Do the same rules apply to checking chain wear in terms of using a regular chain checker. I have replaced chains on this bike fairly quickly so far when they have got to 100% wear which has been at about 1300 miles (KMC 710, and 510 respectively), now on a KMC K1. Even as new the chain is on the 0.75 wear marker so wondering if the 100% marker is as applicable on single speed chains? the 12" measurement i read is 24 links, pretty sure when i did this measurement its 23 links on the K1 so not so sure a chain measurer is that relevant. Does anyone who rides single speed have a rule of thumbe on mileage, i would have hoped to get a good 5ooo miles not the 1300

  • Just cleaned up an 11s Campagnolo record chain that’s been on my road bike then turbo for like a year - shows basically no sign of wear with either a chain checker or vernier callipers. Amazing. Never going back to KMC etc.

    Using a quick kick obvs. Not messing around with £150 tools to join a chain.

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Which Chain? (Chains / Size / Width / Wear)

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