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    #31
    Lots of good info in this thread. Still, it's hard to say what causes most chain breaks. Some people snap them with their legs while others flog them with a BBSHD and have no trouble. I have always been under the impression that poor chainline is the main culprit. How many of the failures are from broken side plates vs pins popping loose? I plan to experiment with modified cassette setups. Seems like a good solution to zany chainline.

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      #32
      I've only broke one... and it was a tortures test experiment.

      I wanted to see how long a chain would last with *zero* maintenance. I put it on my BBSHD fattie and never touched it, no lube, no cleaning and rode it in the dusty desert. I don't remember how long it lasted but it was somewhere around 1000-2000mi.

      It made sense from an economic standpoint that the loss of mileage wasn't enough to justify my time maintaining.

      But it sure felt like crud and I clean and lube pretty religiously because it feels so much better riding on a well tuned and lubed setup =]

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        #33
        I did find something while lubing the chain on my BBSHD 8 speed.The quick link side plates were warped. Probably from the cross chaining on my 130mm x5 bolt Bafang adapter setup.They're much thinner than the other side plates on the KMC E bike chain. I think the Wipperman part is a little different. I haven't looked yet to see if there is any advantage there. But a heavier duty part there would be nice.
        I may actually go back to the old Shimano press pin method. No weak link there. I'll have to see if the Shmano pins work with a KMC chain.
        Last edited by Retrorockit; 11-25-2018, 07:29 AM.

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          #34
          Originally posted by AZguy View Post
          I've only broke one... and it was a tortures test experiment.

          I wanted to see how long a chain would last with *zero* maintenance. I put it on my BBSHD fattie and never touched it, no lube, no cleaning and rode it in the dusty desert. I don't remember how long it lasted but it was somewhere around 1000-2000mi.

          It made sense from an economic standpoint that the loss of mileage wasn't enough to justify my time maintaining.

          But it sure felt like crud and I clean and lube pretty religiously because it feels so much better riding on a well tuned and lubed setup =]
          Not to mention they get noisy when not maintained.

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          • AZguy
            AZguy commented
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            very

            shifted like crap too

          #35
          i started using dry lube last year. didn't realise it had a short life. thought my motor was starting to make noise. Just the chain.

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