Rated 4 out of 5 by Keir15 Good Quality Chain -But "Quick" Link Not so Quick
Bought this Chain on a Thursday Night, arrived Saturday Morning. So far, very impressed.
I bought this chain for my 1970s Dawes Galaxy that I am rebuilding. The chain came pre-lubed which was good, and I had to remove a few links with a chain tool as it was a bit long. I was intending on using this "Quick Link" from Shimano, as I thought it would be easier to remove the chain when it has worn out and needs replacing. After following the instructions, trying what other people on the internet suggested and lots of Brute force, this "Quick Link" would not budge and clip together. An hour later, still nothing. I gave up, added a link back in with a chain tool and fitted the chain the Old fashion way. Now the chain is on, it seems great, runs smoothly and shifts brilliantly with the friction down-tube shifters. Overall a good quality chain from the big "S" but , frankly, the "Quick" link is utterly useless.
22 October 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Good chain...Great service!
Doing up old 21 speed GT triple triangle mountain bike for Grand-Nephew...Ordered Friday, delivered early next day...Service like this cannot be bettered!
Chain came with quick-link...so easy to fit...already had chain seperation tool (from when I was a lad) to release old chain. Easy to follow instructions.
02 March 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anonymous Good value, but not the easy to use/tool free quick link connector I expected/wanted; as suggested in the detail.
20 January 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous I bought two of these chains to replace my existing HG40 when I replaced my cassette and chain wheel just over a year ago. Since then I have alternated them every 3 months or so. Both are now stretched either to or beyond the replacement limit. This is a bit disappointing as I only cycle once a week, doing about 20 miles on admittedly fairly rough terrain. I cycle up and down the hills and tracks surrounding Kathmandu, some of which are pretty stiff sustained climbs, so plenty of chain stress there. However, they have still only lasted about six months each (cos I didn't cycle every week), which doesn't seem a very long life. No other complaints though - they shifted well and haven't rusted significantly despite a few drenchings in monsoon. Nevertheless I'm going to try a couple of KMC Z7s this time...
14 January 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Great Value
I needed a decent chain that doesn't cost the world for a new build. First and foremost, great value for money. Comes with one master link that needs a little brute-force to get the oval clip fitted but once its on, I can see it coming off under cycling conditions. Smooth shifting between gears on my Shimano HG51 8 speed cassette. It also comes ready lubricated, all you need to do is cut to length, fit the masterlink and off you go.
04 January 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Perfect!
Bought this to replace a 20 year old chain I had on, It wasn't used for the whole of the 20 years, but I felt I needed a new one. This chain fits the bill excellently and extremely good value for a Shimano Chain
13 October 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Perfect.
Basic Shimano chain bought for my hack bike. Facilitates very smooth gear changing and is perfect for my needs. Also as usual very fast delivery from CRC.
29 August 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous Not bad, but not good either
I wore through my first HG40 chain in 18 months before snapping it while dirt jumping, onto my second now for my old bike. They are alright, very average shifting. Great and cheap as a replacement chain for a while but that's all they should be used for.
08 January 2012
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