|Why doesn't everybody use sram powerlinks on their chain ??||PeterRider|
Oct 22, 2002 8:21 PM
|I've been using this link for about 2500 miles on a Ultegra chain, and my opinion is that it makes cleaning of the chain soooooooo much easier... in 10 seconds it goes, i throw the chain in degreaser, after a minute or a couple hours I rinse the chain, dry it, in 5 seconds it is back on the bike, some lube and I'm ready. |
So, how come everybody doesn't use this great link ?? I read so many posts on this forum, asking about cleaning techniques, and others describing how long/fast it takes them... the powerlink looks to me really easy compared to those methods. Since I don't know everything about bikes and don't pretend to be the only one doing the 'right thing', there must be something bad to be said about those links... but what ??
|re: Why doesn't everybody use sram powerlinks on their chain ??||Ken|
Oct 22, 2002 9:16 PM
|I was the first one in my club to use the SRAM Powerlink Gold. At first everyone was skeptical as to its durability. Most thought that it would pull apart after a few steep climbs. Well, now after about 10,000ks later almost everyone in our club uses them.
P.S. Don't buy them in the USA. A total rip-off. Buy them in Europe at 3 times cheaper!! Yes, that's right, "3 times."
|and they run great on campy 10sp!!! (nm)||philippec|
Oct 23, 2002 1:58 AM
|I have trouble disengaging the powerlink||Alex-in-Evanston|
Oct 23, 2002 6:27 AM
|I've got the PC58 on 3 singlespeeds. I have always had difficulty disengaging the powerlink, so I normally just break it the old fashioned way.
|Push in on the side before trying to disengage it||spookyload|
Oct 23, 2002 7:25 AM
|Just like the instructions say.|
|really easy to disengage:||Alexx|
Oct 23, 2002 12:06 PM
|just bend it over at the link, and use a pair of needle-nose pliers at opposite edges. Pops open with hardly any effort! Even if you aren't mechanically inclined.....|
|really easy to disengage: SURE||Rusty Coggs|
Oct 23, 2002 12:14 PM
|and screws up the link too.That is why there are instructions and right and wrong ways to do it.|
Oct 23, 2002 9:04 AM
|At $5 a pop and having to remember to buy the thing it's easily overlooked. The cost becomes a non-issue once you have to buy a bunch of Shimano replacement pins. Also, many people don't even know about them. In reality you really don't need to take your chain off all the time to clean i and most people don't. I rarely pop the road bike chain off, but the MTB chain comes off more frequently.|
|re: Why doesn't everybody use sram powerlinks on their chain ??||moabbiker|
Oct 23, 2002 3:31 PM
|I would guess that this product is a victim of poor advertising. I didn't even realize it could be so easy to remove a chain with a powerlink until I read about it on the review section.|
|not need........... so why do it||JohnG|
Oct 24, 2002 5:52 AM
|I've assembled numerous C10 chains without any special link and never had a problem. Zero-zip..... nada problema. These chains last between 6-8K miles when using Pro-link lube. Chain stays nice and clean too. :-)
Any competent mechanic can do the same.
|agree. power link is a great product....||Bruno|
Oct 25, 2002 1:36 PM
|beautiful simple design. It removes with no effort at all. No tool needed and no skill required. (read instructions first). I can assure you that as soon its patent expires shimano, campy, etc. will put it in its chains.|| |