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Re: To those who have broken chains mid pedal...
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2016, 03:30:16 AM »
Just realised that I havent broken a chain in years, perhaps 6?

I used to break chains like if it was a hobby back in the 45t days.

Should probably get a new and stronger chain...
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Re: To those who have broken chains mid pedal...
« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2016, 10:04:34 AM »
I broke 2 chains in one week once. Made me not want to pedal ever for a few months.
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Re: To those who have broken chains mid pedal...
« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2016, 08:49:32 AM »
I busted a chain cranking across a parking lot at a dirt pile jump thing. Somehow managed to not lose my teeth or use of my knees, but definitely road rashed the shit out of myself. Honestly, I'm not sure I've cranked that hard since.

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Re: To those who have broken chains mid pedal...
« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2016, 05:41:02 PM »
its a nasty feeling when you hear that ping and clunk of your chain snapping as youre cranking, a split second before you slam into the front end of your bike and go down
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Re: To those who have broken chains mid pedal...
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2016, 09:07:35 PM »
regularly changing my chain to avoid this
510hx's going 8years strong

I've always feared snapping a chain while dartingthriugh busy traffic. one time I ate shit bunnyhipping a median as oncoming traffic just got a green and started smashing towards me

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Re: To those who have broken chains mid pedal...
« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2016, 05:34:31 PM »
regularly changing my chain to avoid this
510hx's going 8years strong

I've always feared snapping a chain while dartingthriugh busy traffic. one time I ate shit bunnyhipping a median as oncoming traffic just got a green and started smashing towards me

This was what I tried 6 years ago. Then chains stopped to snap. They just kept snapping ONLY 4-6 times a year.
Then I changed to 510hx copy by another chain maker, not KMC. Let's say the same as Cult is using.
No chain snapped in last 4 years.
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Re: To those who have broken chains mid pedal...
« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2016, 12:47:27 PM »
I broke a chain crossing at some traffic lights years ago. Over the bars and awkwardly went back to pick up my chain while trying to pretend it didn't hurt. This was at the time I was running a ghetto half-link made out of a normal link that was bent. It wasn't even the half link that broke  :'(

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Re: To those who have broken chains mid pedal...
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2016, 02:03:50 PM »
Haven't had a major broken chain involved incident, but I did have a new freewheel go without any warning riding home from school on a busy road in the rain. Gouged knee pretty good on the stem on the way over the bars, some dude and his wife were nice enough to give me a lift to my street in there old pickup truck bed after seeing me drop like a sack of bricks.

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Re: To those who have broken chains mid pedal...
« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2016, 04:44:59 PM »
I crossed the big street like 4 lanes / tram lines / 4 lanes. And the police bus was stopped on the other side. Wanted to pass so they could see me braking rules and pass just behind them. Made 4 lanes and tram line, then faceplanted in the middle of the last 4 lanes just next to their bus. They saw me but didnt acted. It was at least akward/weird. Broke my thumb. Had to run with the bike cause all the cars were approching fast. went back for the chain. go back to the other side - tram lines and first 4 lanes. use one of two tshirts to remove blood from my hand. left the bloody tshirt there. Had to Connect snapped chain with broken finger and two big rocks as it was 10km from my place, 2:00AM. then rode home with cracked finger. worst case ever. and of course.... loved KMC 510HX. I hate it. And I stopped using it.

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Re: To those who have broken chains mid pedal...
« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2016, 10:55:21 PM »
had one snap cranking to get across a 4 lane road. went otb and ate shit. i dont think ive pedaled that hard since. i try to change my chain once a year now.

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Re: To those who have broken chains mid pedal...
« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2016, 03:59:53 PM »
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Re: To those who have broken chains mid pedal...
« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2016, 11:03:16 AM »
. .  and a friend slamming into the face of a dirtjump when his broke while pedaling at it

I've done that.  My only black eye injury while riding. (Knock on desk).

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Re: To those who have broken chains mid pedal...
« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2016, 11:09:59 AM »
...  It doesn't help that my chainline is a little funky and makes odd noises with each crank around.

Absolutely FIX YOUR CHAIN LINE.  This is a major reason why chains fail.  Unfortunately, with the switch to cassette hub drivers, a lot of BMX chainlines suck--some frames with wide-set chainstays require you space your sprocket out, but the hub has the rear cog very close in.  Since I got a road bike and mtb, I've been paying more attention to chain line.

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Re: To those who have broken chains mid pedal...
« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2016, 11:09:59 AM »

 

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