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Running Sram 830 chains w/Connex link and seem to have to adjust dropout for stretch on a weekly basis. How often does everyone replace chains?
The one on my rig now is way out of spec in less than 500 miles.... do they ever stop growing or just break?
 

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I've been doing the same with cheap sram 8 speed chains. BUT, just discovered KMC half-link chains. The wide version works perfectly with n/w rings and let's you dial in chainstay length just like the old days with individual half links and/or odd-tooth count rings.


We'll see how the durability is compared to the cheap 8 speed stuff…

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I'm assuming you're using a chain checker? How do they actually measure out? I've heard of some chain checkers being basically worthless but I don't remember which ones.

FWIW, I usually replace my chains once or twice a year, but I don't track mileage.
 

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Running Sram 830 chains w/Connex link and seem to have to adjust dropout for stretch on a weekly basis. How often does everyone replace chains?
The one on my rig now is way out of spec in less than 500 miles.... do they ever stop growing or just break?
For a SS chain to get the job, my trials bike has to approve it! Sram chains don't make the cut!
Chains can let go unexpectedly, causing a condition called collidus. Your jewels collide with the back of the stem with great force, nearly shearing em off...

KMC 710 or equivalent is what works for a season on my SS's and go through two a season with the trials bike.
 

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I've been doing the same with cheap sram 8 speed chains. BUT, just discovered KMC half-link chains. The wide version works perfectly with n/w rings and let's you dial in chainstay length just like the old days with individual half links and/or odd-tooth count rings.

We'll see how the durability is compared to the cheap 8 speed stuff…

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Let us know how it goes, which model number did you go with? I have always ran KMC 610 and have been crazy durable. Curious how the half link goes.
 
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