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DNF'd todayjchristopher
Nov 24, 2002 6:04 PM
Well, I DNF'd today when my chain broke. I used one of those "magic links" that come with Sachs chains, and it broke right at that link.

Oh well, lesson learned - next time I'll throw that link in the trash and put it together the old fashioned way.
Warranty it...SS_MB-7
Nov 25, 2002 6:31 AM
Hmm, that's surprising because the Power Link is supposed to be the strongest link, or so I've been told. I've snapped a few SRAM chains, but never at the link. Take the link and chain to your LBS and have them warranty it. SRAM likes to look at failures.

BTW, did you soak your chain in any solvent for an extended period of time? This is a known issue with SRAM chains as the solvent weakens the links.

Ride Hard
Mike B.
Warranty it...atpjunkie
Nov 25, 2002 12:35 PM
sorry to hear. where was your chain breaker / extra links?
always pack that multi tool
Warranty it...jchristopher
Nov 25, 2002 7:44 PM
Well, it's only a 35 minute race, on a short course. Even if I fixed it, I would have been 2 laps and 5 minutes down.

Unfortunately, around here (Southern California) we don't usually need spare bikes, so most folks don't have them.
So Cal...atpjunkie
Nov 26, 2002 1:56 PM
true about time. was that an Urban Cross race or SoCal series (San Diego). I'm here in SD and race the SoCal series. I guess this shows the "need' for a spare regardless of locale. I'm lucky and frugal. I scoured swaps, ebay, my spare part drawer etc... built 2 great bikes for about 1700 bones.
Could have been worseEager Beagle
Nov 26, 2002 2:05 AM
Saw a guy on Sunday carrying his MTB up a hill, having snapped the derail hanger off the frame. Interesting site, just the derail and a bright bit of yellow Al frame hanging off the cable - but an expensive looking one too.

I rather wanted to know how he'd done it, but he looked like he would probably rather not discuss the issue...