Originally Posted by AnjinSan
Well, the only thing the store had was a DID non O-Ring chain
So I am not sure how good this is but it was the only thing inhouse. I hope it will get us to Ushuaia and back towards Buenos Aires where I hope I will find another chain if needed.
Front sprocket they had is a "Super Sprox" which I never used before but I hope it will be good and well, not really in a position to be picky :(
This afternoon I will change them and then tomorrow we roll again I hope :)
As you say can't afford to be picky. The non oring or xring chains will wear much faster as nothing retains the grease in the rollers, also dust/mud can make it's way there acting as abrasive.(hence you will have to do chain maintenance more often) I know space is usually an issue, but I'd save the old sprocket just in case and perhaps buy few extra clip type master links to have. What about take the new parts with you, running the set you have till they are all used up and change then. And when installing the new parts, error on the side of looser chain adjustment rather than tighter. Just a few thoughts.
Best of luck!