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mdcc_tester

Member since Nov 2009 • Last active Aug 2019

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    52 in the back, 36 in the front

    If it does snag, it's going to be when you're going pretty slowly. I'd ride it and see what happens, which in all probability is nothing bad.

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    Not EAI 3/32" sprockets

    Yeah, all bets are off with 3/32" track sprockets. I assumed we were all talking about singlespeed HG splined sprockets.

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    what (if any) reusable chain links are available for 11 speed Shimano chains

    I gather people have successfully used Wippermann or KMC reusable quick links on Shimano chains. Of course, if you want to be sure, just stop using Shimano chain and switch to Wippermann or KMC

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    annoying

    I think the Wippermann one provides flush pins but needs more bending than the KMC one you like. They're both shit - either get a spring clip to go with your bushed chain for optimum singlespeed life (which is hardly an option in 3/32" these days, the 7R8 seems to be the only one) or just accept that flush riveted bushingless dérailleur chain with it's symmetric quick links is where the market is these days.

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    Its not the link from the 7z1...I think this one is the good one

    AFAIK, that is the OE link which comes with the 7Z1, and it's the one I think is shit. Obviously your experience is different, but for my money the Snap On link is the work of the devil and should have been drowned at birth. The only advantage over a proper spring-clip link is that it is compatible with a 5-speed dérailleur, but anybody using a 7Z1 with a dérailleur is deranged anyway.

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    7Z1 for 3/32" and this style quick link

    That link is the reason I'd avoid the 7Z1, which is otherwise an excellent choice. It's fine as a fit-and-forget which you're not going to remove until it's dragging on the ground, but for frequent swaps it sucks.
    For @hugo 's purposes, just one dérailleur chain (KMC, Wippermann, or whatevs) and two quick links is the answer, so he can pull out the excess length to run singlespeed and then put it back in for multi-gear use. Every 3/32" singlespeed chainring and sprocket I've checked is thin enough to use 9-speed chain

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    I should get a car

    That's an extreme step. You should at least lower and level your saddle first.

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    drilled

    Looks more like "pierced". With a blunt instrument.

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    still don't get it...

    @brave is considered the prettiest boy on LFGSS

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    Checked the rim and saw the join in the rim. Safe to ride?

    This should be in the FAQ. There's a huge compression load going through that joint, it's not going to open up and the sleeve or pins inside the rim stop it moving sideways.

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