Bicycle chains (made by Taya of Taiwan) clearance instore at Wilkinsons from £1
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Bicycle chains (made by Taya of Taiwan) clearance instore at Wilkinsons from £1

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Found 5th Mar
Wilko appear to be selling off their bicycle chains instore. Single to 3 speed chain (basically any single speed or geared hub I should think) £1 and their 5-8 speed cogset (freewheel or cassette) chain £1.25. 9 speed cogset chain still £3.50.

While the chains appear to be good quality the link supplied is only really good for one use, two if you are lucky.

I bought a few chains and found they charged me the same £1 price each for all chains including the 5-8 speed because the boxes pretty much look the same so if buying both might be worth putting the 1-3 speed chain box at the top, cough...

The chains aren't on their website anymore, instore only. It was the Yeovil store.

Also nice dual compound grips for £1. Not sure of original price but seem very good quality and made in Taiwan.


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Nice one, thanks @bonzobanana , always handy to have a spare or two. I'll take a look in my local Wilko.
Heat for made in Taiwan, unlike those junk from Chi na
HK85232 m ago

Heat for made in Taiwan, unlike those junk from Chi na


It says made in Taiwan on the box but for all we know they make the chains in China and just slap them in their boxes in Taiwan. KMC chains are also a Taiwanese company and pretty sure those chains are mainly made in China, at least lower end models. Of course Taiwan is China too, its the Republic of China (ROC) where as mainland China is the People's Republic of China (PRC) so I guess wherever its chinese made of a sort.
bonzobanana3 h, 45 m ago

It says made in Taiwan on the box but for all we know they make the chains …It says made in Taiwan on the box but for all we know they make the chains in China and just slap them in their boxes in Taiwan. KMC chains are also a Taiwanese company and pretty sure those chains are mainly made in China, at least lower end models. Of course Taiwan is China too, its the Republic of China (ROC) where as mainland China is the People's Republic of China (PRC) so I guess wherever its chinese made of a sort.


How do you determine which chain is suitable for your bike
Pateo4 h, 19 m ago

How do you determine which chain is suitable for your bike


Count the number of rings on the cassette at the back wheel or sometimes the rear gear shifter will also have writing on it
Edited by: "CardboardCutout" 6th Mar
Count the number of links in your current chain, one will be the connector link and look slightly different so use that as the starting point and then count until you get back to it. That is your number of links. Let's say you had 110 links well even the single speed chain 112 links would work but if you had a super large front chainset and a wide ratio cassette and lets say 116 links then you'd need a longer chain that the wilko 5-8 speed chain which is 114 links. The wilko chains seem generous in length for single speed but a bit less generous for the 5-8 speed chain. I'm unsure if the length given on the box includes the quick link/connector or is just the length of the main chain itself.

I'm fairly sure single speed to 8 speed are pretty much compatible links it's only really where you go above 8 speed that you need to get a specific 9 speed chain etc so its more about length. Some chains don't claim 8 speed compatibility because the links are too wide but these Taya chains are compatible.
If you need any washers, bolts, nuts, wingnuts or other general hardware don't forget to make use of their DIY pick and mix. You can get loads of bits into the large bag for £2.99. Hundreds of bits. If I bought the same parts from their prepacked range it would probably be £100. Can't see the £2.99 price lasting for long, reckon it will be £3.99 soon and then probably £4.99 or alternatively the bags will shrink. You can imagine how many flat washers you can get in a bag like that. I probably could have put every washer in the trays into one bag. Seems easier to have a maxed out bag when you are buying other items at the same time. Just weighed the bag 1.42kg. So there's a challenge for someone beat 1.5kg. By the time I'd walked to the till a small pocket of space had opened as the contents settled. Anyway handy bolts, washers, wingnuts and nuts useful for bicycles as well as many other items including hooks, screws etc all useful around the home.

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Edited by: "bonzobanana" 6th Mar
Any 11 or 12 speed chains
whatyadoinsucka58 m ago

Any 11 or 12 speed chains


Yes I think I saw them between the Campagnola groupsets and Hope hydraulic disc brakes.
bonzobanana1 h, 38 m ago

Yes I think I saw them between the Campagnola groupsets and Hope hydraulic …Yes I think I saw them between the Campagnola groupsets and Hope hydraulic disc brakes.


which store had these? i could do with a Campag groups on my Carrera bike
bonzobanana5 h, 43 m ago

If you need any washers, bolts, nuts, wingnuts or other general hardware …If you need any washers, bolts, nuts, wingnuts or other general hardware don't forget to make use of their DIY pick and mix. You can get loads of bits into the large bag for £2.99. Hundreds of bits. If I bought the same parts from their prepacked range it would probably be £100. Can't see the £2.99 price lasting for long, reckon it will be £3.99 soon and then probably £4.99 or alternatively the bags will shrink. You can imagine how many flat washers you can get in a bag like that. I probably could have put every washer in the trays into one bag. Seems easier to have a maxed out bag when you are buying other items at the same time. Just weighed the bag 1.42kg. So there's a challenge for someone beat 1.5kg. By the time I'd walked to the till a small pocket of space had opened as the contents settled. Anyway handy bolts, washers, wingnuts and nuts useful for bicycles as well as many other items including hooks, screws etc all useful around the home.[Image]


what stores have these - this is crazy. I used to fill bags like this in French Diy stores. Italian stores have cottoned on and sell loose items like this by item and weight, mind you they even sell loaf of bread and lemons by weight
italiastar3321 m ago

what stores have these - this is crazy. I used to fill bags like this in …what stores have these - this is crazy. I used to fill bags like this in French Diy stores. Italian stores have cottoned on and sell loose items like this by item and weight, mind you they even sell loaf of bread and lemons by weight


It was the Yeovil store but it's across most wilkinsons stores I'm sure. I looked for any limitations on how much you could pack in but there was nothing. I assumed the bag had to close but even that wasn't stated I think.
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