It's a long way off as my Strada is still sub 500 miles but when the chain needs replacing, do we just join chains together or is it better to buy a chain of the correct length form a 'specialist' ? I've always used Wippermann 808 chains on my hybrid and road bike. The connex link is perfect for chain removal and cleaning, but the Strada has an S-ram chain. I removed it for cleaning yesterday without too much of a problem (although the S-ram power link is harder to split than the Connex). Surely when the time comes I can just use Connex or powerlinks to join 3 chains together? Or am I missing something?