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Post by Zenkem on Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:42 am

Perform this step by step tutorial and you'll know it's done right:

http://sheldonbrown.com/chainclean.html

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Post by spookyload on Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:27 pm

Keep in mind that a lot of sheldon brown's stuff is from 8 speed days. It was standard back then to push pins out to shorten the chain then press it back in. We don't do that with new 10 and 11 speed chains. The pins aren't designed to go back in once they are removed. You run the very likely risk of a broken chain on the trail by doing this. I have never even heard of someone doing this in the past. Way too much work.
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Post by Jonesy on Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:11 pm

spookyload wrote:Keep in mind that a lot of sheldon brown's stuff is from 8 speed days. It was standard back then to push pins out to shorten the chain then press it back in. We don't do that with new 10 and 11 speed chains. The pins aren't designed to go back in once they are removed. You run the very likely risk of a broken chain on the trail by doing this. I have never even heard of someone doing this in the past. Way too much work.
Uhm... It's a joke!
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Post by Jonesy on Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:14 pm

Jonesy wrote:
spookyload wrote:Keep in mind that a lot of sheldon brown's stuff is from 8 speed days. It was standard back then to push pins out to shorten the chain then press it back in. We don't do that with new 10 and 11 speed chains. The pins aren't designed to go back in once they are removed. You run the very likely risk of a broken chain on the trail by doing this. I have never even heard of someone doing this in the past. Way too much work.
Uhm... It's a joke!
Sorry, this came across much harsher than intended. (I'm halfway through a 12-pack)... But yeah it's meant to be funny... Follow some of the links... I particularly like the mono-spoke wheels.
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Post by Road_Rage on Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:02 pm

Jonesy wrote:
spookyload wrote:Keep in mind that a lot of sheldon brown's stuff is from 8 speed days. It was standard back then to push pins out to shorten the chain then press it back in. We don't do that with new 10 and 11 speed chains. The pins aren't designed to go back in once they are removed. You run the very likely risk of a broken chain on the trail by doing this. I have never even heard of someone doing this in the past. Way too much work.
Uhm... It's a joke!

JOKE! WTF do you mean JOKE? I took my chains, yes chainS, apart and I have'em all soaking right now.
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Post by Zenkem on Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:43 am

Road_Rage wrote:
Jonesy wrote:
spookyload wrote:Keep in mind that a lot of sheldon brown's stuff is from 8 speed days. It was standard back then to push pins out to shorten the chain then press it back in. We don't do that with new 10 and 11 speed chains. The pins aren't designed to go back in once they are removed. You run the very likely risk of a broken chain on the trail by doing this. I have never even heard of someone doing this in the past. Way too much work.
Uhm... It's a joke!

JOKE! WTF do you mean JOKE? I took my chains, yes chainS, apart and I have'em all soaking right now.

Too Funny!!! If your OCD is this bad you may wanna schedule an appointment with your Mental Health Specialist... Smile Laughing Very Happy

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Post by eurotrash on Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:49 am

Wow. New forum rule: Before posting any joke, first declare a joke is coming, then explain the punch line, and only then tell the joke!

(That was a joke.)

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Post by thedude76 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:07 am

i like the idea of making a chain out of power links

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Post by Jonesy on Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:14 am

thedude76 wrote:the real man saddle

http://sheldonbrown.com/real-man.html
Yeah I saw this and immediately wanted one for my rigid SS.
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