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Chains have very real problems and frustrations that crop up often- when used on motorcycles. When it comes to bicycles though, I suspect it is the other problem with chains that drives people;

They aren't pretty, symmetric, or aesthetically pleasing. Strangely, this is apparently a very serious problem for many people.

Note: All the problems with a motorcycle chain apply to a bicycle chain, but motorcycles travel massively greater distances, at higher rates of speed, through tougher environments, while transmitting anywhere from 20-400x as much power as a bicycle chain.

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