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    • somersethillbilly
    • By somersethillbilly 19th Mar 17, 12:43 AM
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    Shimano CN-HG40 6, 7 and 8 Speed 116 Link Bike Chain
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    • 19th Mar 17, 12:43 AM
    Shimano CN-HG40 6, 7 and 8 Speed 116 Link Bike Chain 19th Mar 17 at 12:43 AM
    Shimano CN-HG40 6, 7 and 8 Speed 116 Link Bike Chain

    Halfords £3.28, a decent chain at a good price

    http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bike-parts/gears-drivetrain-cables/shimano-cn-hg40-6-7-and-8-speed-116-link-bike-chain-with-connecting-link
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    • thescouselander
    • By thescouselander 19th Mar 17, 8:06 AM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 8:06 AM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 8:06 AM
    I don't rate Shimano chains, personally. Buy cheap, buy twice as they say.
    • Nebulous2
    • By Nebulous2 19th Mar 17, 3:54 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 3:54 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 3:54 PM
    I don't rate Shimano chains, personally. Buy cheap, buy twice as they say.
    Originally posted by thescouselander
    The chains are ok, but I greatly dislike their quicklink. That's the main reason I avoid them.
    • somersethillbilly
    • By somersethillbilly 19th Mar 17, 4:46 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 4:46 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 4:46 PM
    Never had any problems with Shimano chains. Durability is good, I've never broken one. Shifting, when matched with an HG drivetrain is smooth and precise. Longevity is good too, I usually get around 3,000 miles/ chain in mixed riding conditions with regular cleaning and lubrication.

    The quick-link requires a technique I agree. A guide here for UG51 (but the same quick-link) http://www.shimano.com/media/techdocs/content/cycle/SI/Chain/SI_0034B_001/SI-0034B-001_13_v1_m56577569830625422.pdf

    This is not a chain for roadies or true mountain bikers, but makes a good value replacement for your average commuter/ leisure cyclist. Which is why I posted the deal here.
    • somersethillbilly
    • By somersethillbilly 20th Mar 17, 7:14 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 7:14 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 7:14 PM
    Looks like they are "sold out" now, not surprising at that price.
    • somersethillbilly
    • By somersethillbilly 22nd Mar 17, 6:32 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 17, 6:32 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 17, 6:32 PM
    Even better deal

    I went to collect the chain I ordered from Halfords today and was given a HG71
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