Bozman wrote:I was talking about this with a mate too at the wknd, he's just started cycling again after a few years out and i commented that i carried i mini chain tool and quick link now........ "why?" he asked.
We have a combined 38 years of cycling without a break but i could be forty miles from home tomorrow and ....snap! so it's there just in case.
I've been carrying a chain tool on my bike for the last 8 years, since I last broke a chain. I was quite triumphant when I broke my chain the other day on a deliberately overgeared climb, and the extra weight for the last 50 to 60 thousand miles was suddenly worthwhile...........
The chains were Shimano in both cases but they probably both had a pretty hard life.