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Pardon the battle scars on my crank arm from a totally weird, low speed chain drop to the outside that completely wrapped the chain around it. But my very bling-y gold KMC chain.

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Teocalli
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Teocalli(@teocalli)
September 2, 2019 5:23 pm

So I needed to put on a new chain so went down the bling route. The KMC packaging on those chains is more akin to a piece of jewellery!

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Teocalli
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Teocalli(@teocalli)
April 11, 2019 8:19 pm

chuckp – you might consider using a fine Sharpie to colour in those scratches and make them less visible. One thing I learned from my mechanics course is to keep some Sharpies in my toolkit!

Teocalli
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Teocalli(@teocalli)
April 12, 2019 7:31 am
Reply to  chuckp

Dang – that’s a bummer.

Wiscot
Wiscot(@wiscot)
April 14, 2019 5:38 pm
Reply to  chuckp

Who was it on the old V-site – Cyclops? – who was frightenly good at photoshopping pics? He has Frank climbing alongside Cancellara et al and it if didn’t know it was BS, it looked real! Cyclops could have gotten a lot of unqualified kids into elite colleges based on their athletic “prowess . . . .”

sthilzy
sthilzy(@sthilzy)
April 12, 2019 9:31 am
Reply to  Teocalli

That’s what I taught my Pedalwan! Every third ride he comes off! Don’t care about bleeding as body repairs itself. More concerned about his steed! Thank goodness for the fine tip Sharpie!

Teocalli
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Teocalli(@teocalli)
April 6, 2019 9:29 am

I keep being tempted by a KMC Black/Red to go with my #1. I think I will at its next chain change coming up.

Teocalli
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Teocalli(@teocalli)
April 6, 2019 6:28 pm
Reply to  chuckp

I’ve used KMC with the hollow side plates for quite a while and used their Q Links even longer. The Q Links work fine with Gruppo chains and are easier than peening the Gruppo joining pin, plus being splittable for cleaning after really crappy rides.

Wiscot
Wiscot(@wiscot)
April 11, 2019 11:07 pm
Reply to  Teocalli

The removable link is truly one of the great advances in cycling in my time. So easy, effective and safe. Last time I tried to push out/push back a 10 speed chain it snapped on me. Back in the days of 6 or 7 speeds, the chain was a bit more robust, but no more. Removable links rock!

Teocalli
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Teocalli(@teocalli)
April 12, 2019 7:30 am
Reply to  Wiscot

Then again they are not really new, just a bit more refined. That old “bend the chain to remove/join the link” always seemed a bit sub-optimal (though it still exists in 5/6 speed chains or the other method with the hairpin type locking piece.

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