Chain Question

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  • Just got a Campag Strada 3/32 crankset. I wondered if there are track specific chains, or will any old kmc type road chain do?

  • a nice 3/32 chain for road use is Sram pc58 (called pc850 now I think)

  • Gotta love the powerlink for cleaning, if you can be arsed.

  • but theres only one real way to clean a chain - http://www.sheldonbrown.com/chainclean.h­tml

    Sheldon sez so so it must be true!

  • Thanks to all for the links. Sram it shall be.

  • but theres only one real way to clean a chain - http://www.sheldonbrown.com/chainclean.h­tml

    Sheldon sez so so it must be true!

    you have to be kidding me! Far be it from me to question Sheldon's advice, but take every pin out, and clean each pin, plate and roller by hand using a 7 step disassembly process, 3 different cleaning chemicals and two separate types of grease (one for the plates, one for the rollers)?

    Sheldon's deluxe kit including all the chemicals costs $250. How much would your chain have to be worth to do this?

  • you have to be kidding me!

    Fred, it is a joke, old Sheldon had quite a sense of homour.

  • What a total Legend.

  • fuck. That's twice I've been had in 3 days. You're all cunts.... :-P

  • My old man used to boil his chains in oil. dangerous? useful?

  • see also the real man saddle:

    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/real-man.htm­l

  • My old man used to boil his chains in oil. dangerous? useful?

    tasty!

    Paul: strada is road in itallian :)

    Edit: oh i understand, my bad! 3/32 is fine, but if you get a 1/8th chain (can't go wrong with an HKK Vertex, available from brixton cycles amongst other retailers), it'll give you more choice of sprockets. Not that it matters a great deal, you can easily get 3/32 sprockets.

  • Out of interest, how often do you guys clean and replace your chains? My beater does about 12miles a day, five days a week, riding hard. From new, the chain seems to start slipping after a couple of months. Cleaning it seems to make little difference so I end up replacing it. It's fine again for a couple of months, then the 'cycle' repeats. I understand keeping the chain new minimises the frequency you need to change the cassette* etc (and spend the big bucks), so I don't resent the odd tenner on a new chain, but am fairly sure I'm doing something wrong here...

    • Yes, my beater has gears. For the timebeing at least... I'm breaking the wife in slowly to the idea that I need another fixie.
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    My old man used to boil his chains in oil. dangerous? useful?

    tasty!

    Paul: strada is road in itallian :)

    Except I think Frederico Fellini meant 'Street' in La Strada

  • just out of interest.............

    and hi, Paul.

  • Yeah, what were we talking about again?

  • hippo, has the humpo.
    he was wrong, and he don't like being wrong :)

  • Anyway, that Aussie guy plays dirty I tell you. Always wondered about his beady eyes.

  • anyways,

  • Thats a serious abuse of power. .......The car I mean, not .........

    ;)

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