Wednesday, September 8, 2010
WARNING! DO NOT BUY OR RIDE MICHE PISTA CHAIN !!!
Because it SNAPS. It is not safe. Simple as that.
This Miche Pista 1/8" chain was basically brand new, less than a week and 100 kilometres old, not shortened (52x20t gearing) and just went snap! like that this morning when I was going down a hill on my commute. Nothing happened but I guess in theory I could have died.
You can always say maybe it was not installed right, it is not meant for street riding in the first place, this kind of thing happens, might be an isolated incident, the weak quick lock link must have failed, whatever. Not cool. So F**K YOU VERY MUCH FAC MICHELIN S.p.A. and your shitty products.
Also, in addition the same thing has happened recently to three people here in Helsinki alone, and if you Google this a bit, there are more similar reports out there. Plus, Paavo the Messenger has cracked two Miche Advanced Track driveside crank arms within last 18 months. Ok, he obviously haz dem power legs of steel so that might be a whole other story right there.