Chain snapped, not sure what to do now

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boogi11
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Chain snapped, not sure what to do now

Postby boogi11 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 13:31 pm

Hi all, went for a ride today, and ten yards from my house the chain snapped, it is the original chain and has done about 2000 miles. It. Broke on what I would call the quick link , basically two halves go together and lock shut under tension. Now as it happened I had a spare one and repaired it, my question is do I forget about it or buy a new chain, and if I need a chain are there differnet sorts, I have a campag groupset .
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Monty Dog
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Re: Chain snapped, not sure what to do now

Postby Monty Dog » Sun Nov 04, 2012 14:30 pm

Never had a Campagnolo chain break on me, but couldn't say the same for SRAM or KMC. If it was the link, fit replacement and carry on.
Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..

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Re: Chain snapped, not sure what to do now

Postby k-dog » Sun Nov 04, 2012 18:13 pm

If it was just the quick link which broke I would forget about it. Fit a new one and make sure it's on correctly. If your chain is otherwise in decent condition (which it should be with only 2k on it) then you shouldn't have any issues.
I'm left handed, if that matters.

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Re: Chain snapped, not sure what to do now

Postby crankycrank » Sun Nov 04, 2012 18:47 pm

Agree with the others. Just fit the new link and enjoy your ride. I've never had a KMC QL fail even after using the same link on different chains. I think I used one for over 10k miles before the pins started to show grooves in them and then replaced it. Possibly yours wasn't fitted properley, did the metal actually snap?

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Re: Chain snapped, not sure what to do now

Postby islandman » Sun Nov 04, 2012 18:48 pm

Get yourself a chain checker to measure the stretch, that won't be why the link snapped but it will let you know when it's time to buy a new one. Well worth the outlay in the long run.

boogi11
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Re: Chain snapped, not sure what to do now

Postby boogi11 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 19:00 pm

Cheers all, inhaveordered another spare and will check it tomorrow night, looks like one side of the link just gave up

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Re: Chain snapped, not sure what to do now

Postby proto » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:33 am

Monty Dog wrote:Never had a Campagnolo chain break on me, but couldn't say the same for SRAM or KMC. If it was the link, fit replacement and carry on.


Spookily, that's exactly my experience too. I've broken two KMC chains, but never a Campag one.

Campag chains are very good value, like for like, about the same price as KMC. I buy Campag now, but use a KMC 'Missing Link'.

tmg
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Re: Chain snapped, not sure what to do now

Postby tmg » Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:54 pm

Happened to me also, replace the link and carry on.

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Re: Chain snapped, not sure what to do now

Postby pinarellokid » Mon Nov 05, 2012 14:46 pm

just keep an eye on the wear,
dont want to transfer wear onto your other components.
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