POLL: Have you ever had a chain break? What make?

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Have you ever had a chain break? What make?

Shimano
30
47%
KMC
14
22%
Campagnolo
6
9%
SRAM
10
16%
Wipperman
3
5%
Rohloff
1
2%
 
Total votes: 64

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Re: POLL: Have you ever had a chain break? What make?

Postby BeaconRuth » Thu Sep 20, 2012 13:49 pm

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.

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Re: POLL: Have you ever had a chain break? What make?

Postby andi1363 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 17:19 pm

Shimano in the lead. Not got any data but I reckon the majority of new bikes come with shimano. By the time folk have upgraded to something different, they have chain maintenance skills. Only done one chain and that was after 30 years and it was ultegra 10!

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Re: POLL: Have you ever had a chain break? What make?

Postby dw300 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 18:31 pm

Just as a comparison .. Shimano's cycling business is worth about $1.5B/yr, SRAM is about $0.5B/yr .. so Shimano has 3x more turnover, however I would suspect that Shimano has a much bigger piece of the OEM market, so I'd say that chains in circulation would be at least 3x more for Shimano, making breakages about as common as SRAM from the poll results. You should also put in options for never had a x, y, z brand chain break to look at it from another angle.
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Re: POLL: Have you ever had a chain break? What make?

Postby careful » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:02 am

Shimano in the lead at the moment then... I wonder if they are the make that sells the most chains, what do people reckon?


Just a guess but I reckon the stats roughly equate to the sales of each make so unfortunately it doesnt help in choosing my next chain.

Not trying to compete with other replies but I've never had one break in well over 50 years of cycling. I still carry a link and chain tool on most rides though.

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Re: POLL: Have you ever had a chain break? What make?

Postby izza » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:12 pm

I'm in the never category as well.

Just think how many Strava PB's we'd all get if we left our chain tools at home.

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Re: POLL: Have you ever had a chain break? What make?

Postby Rolf F » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:23 pm

Also, number of gears chains are sold for will affect things. The higher proportion of 11 speed and the lower the proportion of 8 speed and the more breakages you are likely to get.

You'll need a very large sample set for this to mean much.
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Re: POLL: Have you ever had a chain break? What make?

Postby on the road » Mon Sep 24, 2012 19:45 pm

I've never had a chain break, but I use the proper connecting pin on a shimano chain, not those sram links on a shimano chain.

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Re: POLL: Have you ever had a chain break? What make?

Postby Drumlin » Mon Sep 24, 2012 20:31 pm

Had a SRAM 10 speed chain break on the tandem yesterday after approx 700 miles of light use. Light for a tandem anyway. When speccing the tandem I originally wanted to stick with an 8 speed set up that had served us well on the old tandem for 15 years. But the specialist tandem shop insisted that 10 speed would be fine. I was glad that I was carrying a chain tool and a spare joining link.
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Re: POLL: Have you ever had a chain break? What make?

Postby Captain Fagor » Sun Sep 30, 2012 20:36 pm

1 Campag chain, albeit it was one half of a Wipperman connex link that went. Thankfully noted something funny going on with shift quality and stopped to check before it failed completely. Used my spare, and back on my merry way.

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Re: POLL: Have you ever had a chain break? What make?

Postby cougie » Sun Sep 30, 2012 22:57 pm

1 sedis chain and one on my fixed wheel. No idea on make.

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Re: POLL: Have you ever had a chain break? What make?

Postby Pross » Mon Oct 01, 2012 14:28 pm

The Shimano chain on my bike snapped the first time I rode it. I suspect it had been damaged when it was fitted. I've also had a Shimano chain I ordered turn up rusty out of the parcel. Club mate had a Campag chain break but it had been fitted with the wrong KMC link at a bike shop. I use SRAM now at the recommendation of my LBS who use them on all their Shimano builds.

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Re: POLL: Have you ever had a chain break? What make?

Postby donkykong » Mon Oct 01, 2012 19:35 pm

3 X Shimano dura ace chains fitted by lbs, 2 months before, 2 had me over the handlebars going up the same steep climb, riding 40 miles, with numb nuts in the winter ain,t fun especially after forking out good money, the other chain lasted a whole year, then 4 pins just fell out, lbs said it was tough sh@T now i just use sram and never had a problem since and i,m out almost every day 70 - 80 km

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Re: POLL: Have you ever had a chain break? What make?

Postby gezebo » Mon Oct 01, 2012 20:20 pm

Another vote for never. Riding 20 yrs road and mtb. Be interested to see the speed of chain as well as make in you poll.


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