Loose Nut Behind d' Wheel
I've got two bikes that need new chains, and my stock of venerable PC-69 chains is gone. So, I checked out the current similar offering from SRAM, which now seems to be the PC-971. The vast majority of the reviews say these things break like twigs. Say it isn't so! I used to use SACHS chains eons ago, and switched to SRAM when they were bought out. Never had an issue, and I really like the convenience of the PowerLink for cleaning and disassembly for travel. Only the 991 hollow pin model gets decent reviews, and I'll buy another brand before I pay that much for a chain. Are the PC-971's really that bad, or was there a bad vintage? Are the '07's improved? Any insight from anyone in the know? Suggestions? I'd hate to have to resort to putting PowerLinks on Shimano chains, but that's an option.