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#839450 02/08/21 9:57 pm
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Just wondering, I bought a new Renold chain for my bike and it isn't "blue", it's silver in color. Am I going to have to "blue" it myself for the correct look? Thanks.

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its the box that's blue, not the chain 😂


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And its not any good as a chain anymore, I would not even bother putting it on, if you do trn check it frequently for wear and replace it quickly.

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Kommando: Could you have drunk some of the Chain Man's kool-aid.

Look beyond his rhetoric. David Holder shut him out of the Renold chain business. Could he have a grudge? Is that possible?

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Originally Posted by kommando
And its not any good as a chain anymore, I would not even bother putting it on, if you do trn check it frequently for wear and replace it quickly.

I also steer clear from Renold chains these days, AFAK. these chains are now made in China, anyway the quality has gone down the drain in recent years.
Use DID chans now, (Japanese brand)


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Originally Posted by John Healy
Kommando: Could you have drunk some of the Chain Man's kool-aid.

Look beyond his rhetoric. David Holder shut him out of the Renold chain business. Could he have a grudge? Is that possible?

Doubtful, as it isn't even the same "Chain Man" anymore as Andy retired a few years ago (Jason is the current "Chain Man").


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I also steer clear from Renold chains these days, AFAK. these chains are now made in China, anyway the quality has gone down the drain in recent years.

Made by Renold's A&S factory in Germany apparently, but is still basically an average quality chain in an expensive box in my opinion and I've never touched Kool-Aid (whatever that is, ok I looked it up on Google).

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We handle several brands of chain (Chinese, Japanese and Renold). We have plenty of experience with, and access to supplies of, Renold chain. Some years back Renold changed how they distributed motorcycle chain. Because the market for the typical sizes was so small they started only supplying Velocette Motorcycle Co. in the UK. They did this with him buying a huge amount of bulk chain. As a distributor I used to be able to buy it from the US branch of Renold, I now have to buy it from Velocette. It wasn't a problem because we get a lot from him any way. This upset a lot of people who had direct accounts with Renold.

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So is Renold marking their "Chinese" chain "Made in Germany?" You think, I doubt it!

So is someone buying industrial chain and selling it for motorcycles. No, they wouldn't do that.

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The Chain Man’s IWIS has vastly outlasted the last Renolds chain I used.


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Ive got 9mm of stretch on my Reynolds chain from 9000 KM (going by the manuals way of measuring).

Very happy with that. Its at its half life mark according to my comfort/risk level. I take care of the chain but not fanatically.

My remark was flippant but I wonder what Markie means by "blue"


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What I meant was the chain that came on the bike, also Renold, was blue in color, like "gun blue" and the new one is silver in color and it is made in Germany.
I'm used to my chains being blue. Doesn't look correct to me.

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Originally Posted by John Healy
Kommando: Could you have drunk some of the Chain Man's kool-aid.

Look beyond his rhetoric. David Holder shut him out of the Renold chain business. Could he have a grudge? Is that possible?

Never used a Chainman's chain on the rear, only used his primary and timing chains based on the Merc timing chain as they do work well. I use DID X ring chain for rear chain and have no reason to use Chainman's rear chain due to DID's performance. Andy, when he was the Chainman, said using X ring would lose you too much power, I ignored his advice as my research confirmed it was wrong.


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