Spare chain links....

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Milese
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Spare chain links....

Postby Milese » Tue Jun 25, 2013 20:14 pm

Hi,

I've got a Sram PC1091R chain on my new bike.

I want to carry a spare link, but after a quick search I'm a bit confused about what link to get.

Can someone recommend the cheapest link and suggest where to buy it please?

Thanks.

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Re: Spare chain links....

Postby Moray Gub » Tue Jun 25, 2013 21:10 pm

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... odelID=871

These will do the job : note though that he 10sp ones are powerlock meaning they are not designed to come apart again but they ill get you out of a hole if your chain snaps.
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Re: Spare chain links....

Postby ratsbeyfus » Tue Jun 25, 2013 21:13 pm

I have re-used powerlocks many times and have not had a problem yet. Fingers crossed.
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Re: Spare chain links....

Postby SloppySchleckonds » Tue Jun 25, 2013 21:55 pm

Milese wrote:
I want to carry a spare link,


Y?
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Re: Spare chain links....

Postby mikenetic » Tue Jun 25, 2013 22:02 pm

Milese wrote:Hi,

I've got a Sram PC1091R chain on my new bike.

I want to carry a spare link, but after a quick search I'm a bit confused about what link to get.

Can someone recommend the cheapest link and suggest where to buy it please?

Thanks.


They may not be the cheapest, but I would recommend KMC Missing Links over the SRAM ones, because they do a model that can be opened and closed without tools. Just make sure you buy the reusable ones. I have them on all my bikes, and over 1000's of miles have had perfect reliability.

About £3 each

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/kmc-10-speed-chain-links/

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Re: Spare chain links....

Postby Milese » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:32 am

Thanks for replies.

SloppySchleckonds wrote:
Milese wrote:
I want to carry a spare link,


Y?


To get me home if snap a chain in the Alps.

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Re: Spare chain links....

Postby Papa Ado » Tue Jul 02, 2013 06:19 am

mikenetic wrote:
Milese wrote:Hi,

I've got a Sram PC1091R chain on my new bike.

I want to carry a spare link, but after a quick search I'm a bit confused about what link to get.

Can someone recommend the cheapest link and suggest where to buy it please?

Thanks.


They may not be the cheapest, but I would recommend KMC Missing Links over the SRAM ones, because they do a model that can be opened and closed without tools. Just make sure you buy the reusable ones. I have them on all my bikes, and over 1000's of miles have had perfect reliability.

About £3 each

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/kmc-10-speed-chain-links/


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