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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-27-2010, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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Aint this a kick in the teeth

So I ordered an EK mvxz chain. Right on the box EK reccomends a rivet type master link for street use. Yet it comes with a clip link????

Oh well... I think im going to order a regular rivet link and one of the screw type links, just to try it out.
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You can rivet the chain and then keep the clip in your tool bag in case the chain comes off in the boonies.
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Done properly the Rivet and the Clip are good if the chain is taken care of.
The clip gives some advantage over maintenance work.
If you are using a clip type master link make sure the closed end is pointed in the direction the chain travels.


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It wasnt as bad as I thought it would be. I still had to press the side plate on. I thought it would be a loose fit like they were 20 years ago.
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Keep an eye on it. When I got back from my 9-day trip a few weeks ago I noticed the clip had gone missing on my chain. Fortunately the plate had not budged and it was simply a matter of putting on another clip. I think rivet is the way to go.
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Keep an eye on it. When I got back from my 9-day trip a few weeks ago I noticed the clip had gone missing on my chain. Fortunately the plate had not budged and it was simply a matter of putting on another clip. I think rivet is the way to go.
Clip has to placed closed end pointing chain direction of travel and yes rivet gives a better sure hold but has to done properly with the proper tools.

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Clip was facing the right way. Flew off anyway, somewhere along the Cabot Trail, I think.
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When I use a 'clip-type' master link, I attach a loop of safety wire around the center. Haven't lost one since I started doing that many years ago.

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