Broken chain. What to replace with?

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by jifdave, 29 Jul 2012.

  1. jifdave

    jifdave rubbish uphill, downhill 'balast' make me fast

    Location:
    Rochester
    I have a triban 3 and after around 100 miles I snapped the chain.

    Whilst out in torrential rain, 10 miles from home, with no chain tool or spare link.

    Can anyone help me choose a new chain? Are there specific sizes?
     
  2. if it's an 8-speed bike, you need another 8-speed chain....if it's a 9-speed, etc.....

    Not much difference between any of them really.
     
  3. 172traindriver

    172traindriver Legendary Member

    Buy a KMC chain, the missing link is a brilliant idea when it comes to removal or replacement.
    Just do as previous poster said and make sure you get chain for the correct number of gears.
     
  4. OP
    OP
    jifdave

    jifdave rubbish uphill, downhill 'balast' make me fast

    Location:
    Rochester
    thanks guys, any recconmendation on a multi tool that includes chain seperator?
     
  5. wisdom

    wisdom Veteran

    Location:
    Blackpool
    I use a topeak alien 2 the chain toool is certainly up to the job for roadside repairs.Everything else is useful too.
     
  6. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    Location:
    lost somewhere
  7. I use the Topeak Hexus II
     
  8. MrJamie

    MrJamie Oaf on a Bike

    I love my Lezyne multitool it feels very strong and has lots of stuff including chain breaker and spoke key, got it about halfprice though or would have been about £40 :crazy:
     
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