sounds good in theory, I do know how to install one, but the issue I've had is with putting lots of miles on a chain, in just one trip I've worn out the clips from them rubbing on the chain guides/sliders and then had them come off. A safety wire around a chain link wouldn't last on my bike. I've lost a clip-on a couple times, once while in the Yukon which wasn't very convenient. We all have our ways and opinions, while having a clip on master link come off isn't a major concern, I've run tens of thousands of miles with them, failure has happened and for me using a crimp on makes most sense - there's zero chance of that link coming apart or wearing out. I treat my bikes as a racer would because of the frequent far from civilization places I like to ride. You won't see a race bike with clip on master links, ever. Chances are for most folks if installed right there will be no problem, but like I said by running 2 you're doubling your chances of some that either by being installed wring, or wearing out, or when just the right rock hits in just the right spot can fail. For someone on the east coast where it's nearly impossible to get too far from help, sure, go for it and run two master links, carry a spare and don't worry about it, chances are it will be fine, I just wont tke that chance anymore based on my experience. I understand wanting to experiment with gearing, go for it, I just have to share my opinion with the dangers I see from what I've seen instead of blindly telling people something is OK to do. You are right, I wouldn't worry about it too much if installed properly.