Chain broke, got 3 choices atm.

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3/17/2020 9:27 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/17/2020 9:32 AM

BSD Forever
KMC S1
Salt AM

Would like to order locally and these are the choices I have. Which one to go with?

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3/17/2020 9:33 AM

Kmc

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3/17/2020 10:48 AM

eskimojay wrote:

Kmc

Good choice. It's the correct color as well.

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3/17/2020 11:23 AM

I’ve always liked KMC stuff, the only chains I’ve ever owned and all of them have never failed.

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3/17/2020 12:06 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/17/2020 12:07 PM

Ordered the kmc. Red will suit with my future color scheme.
Slowly getting red parts one by one, brake pads and chain already done.

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3/17/2020 1:38 PM

kmc has always been a reliable chain for years. it will definitely hold up for a long time

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3/17/2020 2:39 PM

KMC. I had the BSD and it rusted very quickly. I'd expect the same of an off-brand chain labeled as a Salt.

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3/17/2020 6:34 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/19/2020 5:57 AM

I've had excellent results with bsd chains, and I like them over most others because the pins are "concavedd" so a chain tool can stay centered on them whille you adjust length/fix broken links etc. Really it makes a difference and makes the bsd especially easy to deal with.

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3/18/2020 5:25 AM

Eclat half link does the job going a year strong

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3/18/2020 8:04 AM

Joe_Mackin 3 wrote:

Eclat half link does the job going a year strong

I have heard mainly negative things about half link chains. Going to be avoiding them for now.

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3/18/2020 8:33 AM

They're probably all made in the same factory ..I have the bsd and it's the same as a 510 with a half link

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3/18/2020 4:00 PM

NateBrown62 wrote:

They're probably all made in the same factory ..I have the bsd and it's the same as a 510 with a half link

No it’s not. The pins are different.

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3/18/2020 6:59 PM

BillyBigRigger wrote:

I've had excellent results with bsd chains, and I like them over most others because the pins are "concavedd" so a chain tool can stay centered on them whille you adjust length/fix broken links etc. Really it makes a difference and makes the bsd especially easy to deal with.

Concave

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3/19/2020 5:57 AM

BillyBigRigger wrote:

I've had excellent results with bsd chains, and I like them over most others because the pins are "concavedd" so a chain tool can stay centered on them whille you adjust length/fix broken links etc. Really it makes a difference and makes the bsd especially easy to deal with.

Spongeworthy wrote:

Concave

Noted and fixed. Thanks

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3/19/2020 5:59 AM

BillyBigRigger wrote:

Noted and fixed. Thanks

No worries.

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3/19/2020 1:36 PM

Joe_Mackin 3 wrote:

Eclat half link does the job going a year strong

Hyebri wrote:

I have heard mainly negative things about half link chains. Going to be avoiding them for now.

They're shit for pedaling backwards IMHO.

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3/20/2020 5:38 AM

Chain is on and I still have a massive difference between the tight and loose spot. Now I know the problem is in my sprocket.

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3/20/2020 5:53 AM

BillyBigRigger wrote:

I've had excellent results with bsd chains, and I like them over most others because the pins are "concavedd" so a chain tool can stay centered on them whille you adjust length/fix broken links etc. Really it makes a difference and makes the bsd especially easy to deal with.

Spongeworthy wrote:

Concave

BillyBigRigger wrote:

Noted and fixed. Thanks

The KMC 510 has concave pins also ..I think they call it bullseye pins from the way they press the pins after assembly

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3/20/2020 7:49 AM

Omg haha so much bad advice going on in this thread

Chains are still a major issue in the bmx world, why because most of them are clones with the same failed design from decades ago

Theres only a few chains worth spending money on

Shadow supreme is by far the best on the market right now! Highly recommend.

Can’t think of a another chain to recommend because they all suck ass lol

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3/20/2020 9:42 AM

Shadow Supreme. You can get them for pretty cheap. If youre the type to go through a lot of chains you want this chain. I still havent broken one.

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3/20/2020 10:22 AM

I don’t see a single issue with a standard 510 chain. I do disasters, smash them all the time accidentally. They hold up great. I broke one a few months ago because i disastered a steel parking post that had a bolt sticking through the middle of it. Thought I’d miss it but it caught the chain perfectly. I see no reason to go to a any other type or style chain than a traditional linked 510 🤷‍♂️

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3/20/2020 10:25 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/20/2020 10:27 AM

Super-Pawl wrote:

KMC. I had the BSD and it rusted very quickly. I'd expect the same of an off-brand chain labeled as a Salt.

I live in the rust belt of the nation. Ohio. I ride street during the winter and there Is always road salt, brine and sidewalk salt everywhere. My 2 BSD chains haven’t shown any worse for wear In these conditions. I got the blackish colored ones. Hmmm ....

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3/20/2020 1:54 PM

Bulletpup wrote:

Shadow Supreme. You can get them for pretty cheap. If youre the type to go through a lot of chains you want this chain. I still havent broken one.

Yah, 65 eur is cheap vs the 15 I spent on the KMC. I'm a light rider, mainly beginner tricks and no pegs cuz I'm poor.

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3/20/2020 1:57 PM

Hyebri wrote:

Chain is on and I still have a massive difference between the tight and loose spot. Now I know the problem is in my sprocket.

Can you turn it 180 and put it back on, might make a difference..

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3/20/2020 2:33 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/20/2020 2:50 PM

Bulletpup wrote:

Shadow Supreme. You can get them for pretty cheap. If youre the type to go through a lot of chains you want this chain. I still havent broken one.

Hyebri wrote:

Yah, 65 eur is cheap vs the 15 I spent on the KMC. I'm a light rider, mainly beginner tricks and no pegs cuz I'm poor.

If you dont bash or grind you will probably be well served with any standard chain. Just get one that doesnt flex a ton when you pedal. I hate when chains break while pedaling.

Still gonna say its worth the extra cash though. wink

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3/20/2020 2:40 PM

Black Swamp Ghost wrote:

Can you turn it 180 and put it back on, might make a difference..

Stock sprocket, only 1 hole. I can visually see that it's bent and slighty oval.

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