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    anyone have a few KMC 11 speed chain links to spare?

    Just looking for two or three.
    I could PP a bit for shipping!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Just looking for two or three.
    I could PP a bit for shipping!
    How is this easier than just going to Amazon or something and just ordering some?
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    I don't think you can order two or three links.
    I already ordered the masterlink...this seems like something people would have in their tool kit from when they cut their chain to size.
    You don't have a few, do you?

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    Ohhhhhh...just plain chain links? No, I always throw away the extra links when I cut a chain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Just looking for two or three.
    I could PP a bit for shipping!
    damn I just threw away about 4 links when I cut my 11 spd chain. Hopefully someone will have a few to give you! Also, check your LBS if there's one close by. My LBS mech is cool he has given me small things like washers and hex and spacers for free.

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    Sounds like somebody got a new larger cassette, but wants to use the old, shorter chain with 2 master links and a short section between them.
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    Bingo, Sherlock! ;-)
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    Well, master links are usually the most likely thing to fail on a chain, and you want to ride with 2 of them? What you'll end up with is about a 5" long section that just won't catch the shifting ramps like the rest of the chain, and all the shifting degradation that goes along with it.

    Just buy a new chain, and store the old one with the old cassette.
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    try ebay. and find a new 11-speed chain (sram or kmc) sold without its packaging. should be inexpensive.
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    If you are installing a new cassette and your exisiting chain has more than 1000 miles on it, replace the chain! A worn chain will wear out your nice new cassette very quickly.
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    Chain has 5 rides on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Chain has 5 rides on it.
    Well then, buy a spare chain and use the extra links you need. Simple.
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    I don't have any spare links to spare...not a link. But I have done what you are proposing & it works no problem & has been reliable for 2 seasons now. It shifts the same as a normal setup. As for chain failures, I've had chains fail but it was never a quick link that failed on me in the over 20yrs of riding ymmv.

    Instead of 2 quick links, you could always use 1 with a connector pin instead if ypu're worried. Try posting this on the bulletin boards of the local clubs in your area. Extra links & pins are things that most people just throw away after they cut & connect their chain with a quick link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    Well then, buy a spare chain and use the extra links you need. Simple.
    Simpler would be to buy a spare chain, put it on the bike and save the one you take off for later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Srode View Post
    Simpler would be to buy a spare chain, put it on the bike and save the one you take off for later.
    Or this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    Well then, buy a spare chain and use the extra links you need. Simple.
    This ^^

    Chains don't spoil. Unless you plan on selling your bike in the near future, you're going to need a new chain eventually.
    I always have at least 1 spare chain on hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    This ^^

    Chains don't spoil. Unless you plan on selling your bike in the near future, you're going to need a new chain eventually.
    I always have at least 1 spare chain on hand.
    ^^That^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    Chains don't spoil.
    Wouldn't hurt to store it in the fridge, just in case

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveG View Post
    Wouldn't hurt to store it in the fridge, just in case
    But not the freezer. Frost will kill the chain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    But not the freezer. Frost will kill the chain.
    Wouldn't putting a chain in the freezer reverse chain stretch??? Can you say shrinkage!!

    And yes I agree with everyone above. Buy a new chain but make sure its a full length one at 116 links long & not some oem chain that has been shortened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    But not the freezer. Frost will kill the chain.
    Like how the Titanic sunk from brittle fracture caused by freezing water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stan01 View Post
    Wouldn't putting a chain in the freezer reverse chain stretch??? Can you say shrinkage!!
    No, no! It actually expands when it goes through the freezing process like ice does. Don't do it, you'll ruin the chain!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    No, no! It actually expands when it goes through the freezing process like ice does. Don't do it, you'll ruin the chain!
    I think we can start a new, never-ending debate here: freezing vs heating your chain

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    So, I have run the extra links and materlink for a few hundred miles, including a 5000ft climbing day.
    Performs flawlessly.
    But this comes as no surprise, as I once ran a mt. Bike chain with three master links for a trip in Peru that had ungodly amounts of climbing.
    So that's my update.
    However, I only ride in sub-zero temperatures so my chain doesn't smell funky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveG View Post
    I think we can start a new, never-ending debate here: freezing vs heating your chain
    Similar to heat treatment, there's cryo treatment.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryogenic_treatment
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