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I broke a chain the other day and am getting ready to replace it. I have a SRAM PC99 chain that I was going to use, and was wondering if anyone had experience using SRAM chains with the powerlink connector. Does it work? Is there to much torque to keep the link from coming apart?
 

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I've been running SRAM PC59 chains exclusively on my singlespeed-esq Speedhub, Nexus and Spectro drivetrains and haven't had a bit of trouble with the chains nor the Powerlinks. The catch is that, unless you're running a tensioner, you'll need to loosen your wheel to work the Powerlink. On the bike with sliding vertical dropouts, it's as easy as opening the QR and pulling the wheel out half-an-inch to get the required amount of slack, but on the bikes with the bolt-on hub and horizontal drops, it's a little more of a pain in the butt -- still easier that extracting pins, though.
 

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ssmtbr said:
I broke a chain the other day and am getting ready to replace it. I have a SRAM PC99 chain that I was going to use, and was wondering if anyone had experience using SRAM chains with the powerlink connector. Does it work? Is there to much torque to keep the link from coming apart?
powerlinks are great
 
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