Just curious - is it bad to run two quick links on a chain separated by one regular link? Sram powerlinks on 8 speed chain.
More than one connector link is no weaker than just one. I have never had the quick link fail. I will use 2 links in a chain when I regularly change my gearing, using different length chain sections between the quick links.Used SRAM links for years, never had an issue on a single link. Only doubled up if chain snaps mid ride, thats only happened a few times, always get home ok and then scrap the chain, if it's failed once not taking chances and chains are cheap.
Don't see an issue running a couple of links but would alter my riding style and be a bit more gentle and swap chain as soon as possible, trying to stomp and grind up hill on SS would be chancing your luck quota to run out.
Lots of things to account for, age of chain, gear used, lots of hills, no hills, heavy rider pedal stomper or light rider and spinner, everyones different, i would run it to get home and be a bit gentle.
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. If one PowerLink weakens a chain (it doesn't in my experience), then a half dozen will not make the chain any weaker than just one. Therefore personally I won't (and don't) alter my riding style whenever I employ multiple PowerLinks.... Don't see an issue running a couple of links but would alter my riding style and be a bit more gentle and swap chain as soon as possible, trying to stomp and grind up hill on SS would be chancing your luck quota to run out. ...
Hi Ace, that's cool, lots of options on the matter and people should do whatever they feel is best for themselves. I've damaged chains (say, chainsuck on a geared bike) but this could happen on the first ride with a new chain. In that case, links would be ruined but this wouldn't necessarily render the rest of the chain worthless. I'll remove a link or a section so long as the chain isn't stretched (I know, I know but it's what we call it) beyond its usable life.Sparticus, ...
We have differing viewpoints but the same faith in quick links, ...