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Old 07-16-2011, 04:49 PM
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It's time for a chain and sprocket change on the bike. Chain loses tension after about every 200 miles and is in the red zone, there's also a very tight spot. Thing never got taken care of by the PO but as for my question if I get a Regina kit is it alright if I just use the clip masterlink instead of the rivet style? And can you take off the clip masterlink and re-install it whenever you want? Thought I read that somewhere on here but I'm a big fan on soaking the chain in kerosene every now and then for a deep cleaning. Thanks for any advice you can give.
 
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Old 07-16-2011, 04:54 PM
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Your gonna get all kinds of feedback on this one, I've used both and still use both and have never had a problem.
 
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Old 07-16-2011, 05:03 PM
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Old 07-16-2011, 05:30 PM
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I wonder if that had anything to do with him riding with extra weight. I know either way it shouldn't happen but it still makes me wonder.
 
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Old 07-16-2011, 05:42 PM
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Sounds like the beginning of a rationalization to me. "extra weight may have..." -> "I don't carry passengers" -> "I'll be fine".

 
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Old 07-16-2011, 07:14 PM
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Rivet the darned chain there's other things more important to be looking out for
with your bike than worrying about a chain coming apart.

You'll never catch me using a clip especially when the chain gets older with many miles
 
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Not worth the risk. Chains and tools are cheap, skin is not.....
 

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i say rivet i have had to many experiences where the clip would pop off and i would be stuck with out a chain also it can damage your case seen that alot too
 
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Old 07-17-2011, 12:37 AM
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the rivet tool is 70 bucks online. or even cheaper at other sites. how much is your life worth?

you don't need to soak the chain in kerosene, just get a grunge brush and a good chain cleaner and brake parts cleaner and you'll be good to go
 
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Old 07-17-2011, 02:00 AM
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Definitely rivet it, I've lost about 5/6 clips on my current chain and it gets annoying having to check if its still on. But putting a slight bend in the clip helps if you must use them.
 

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