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Some old school bike components are just harder to find and when they’re as small as a chain link, looking for them is just a nuisance.  I luckily have access to a machine shop and machinist.  Take this as a casual letter between two men.
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A day later the finished product is checked.
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Then it is installed.  Yes, it doesn’t match the rest of the antiquated chain.  I specifically requested stainless because its simply better.  I couldn’t bare to make a part that failed on me before without making sure that it wouldn't fail again. In any case I’ve added a bit of character to it.