- half links and half link chains
Been looking at half links for a SS set up – but can’t find one for less than £3.50…but a complete half link chain can be head for not much more than a tenner.Posted 3 years ago
If i buy a half link chain (which i know are prone to stretch and fail) then would that give me a life times supply of half links or am i missing something?!
In my experience half link chains are a total ball ache, I’ve never had much success with them, proper individual half links are expensive and hard to get hold of and the actual chain doubles in length every ride. I wouldn’t have thought using a half link chain for spares would work well, as you’ve said they stretch like bugger.
I now use normal chains and a little front tensioner to take out the slack.Posted 3 years ago
yeah, ideally i won’t need one as have horizontal drop-outs but in the past i’ve found chain length either too long or too short when removing/adding a whole link and prefer the look of not having a tensioner.Posted 3 years ago
What fron tensioner are you using out of interest?
Half links are generic by nature which is where they fail for me. Ideally you would need a half link specific to your chain (made by same manufacturer etc,.) as although all 3/32 should be equal they never quite join up as perfectly as the existing links.
Also obviously can’t use a narrow wide chain-ring which is another negative for me as most of the direct mount options are narrow wide.Posted 3 years agojonm81Subscriber
Sjs cycles do kmc halflinks in 3/32 & 1/8 sizes for £1.99. These fit perfectly on the kmc chains. Like you I have sliding dropouts but either the chain is too long or too short so I use a halflink as I dont want a tensioner. I always gef them from sjs as they are the cheapest, but dont expect fast delivery.Posted 3 years ago
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