Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
If there is a "the best," nobody knows what it is. There are several top quality chain makers...DID, RK, EK, Renthal, others. Most offer good, very good, and great quality chains, and all these will do the job. Sprockets seem to vary a lot in price, and my mechanic says that even the moderate priced ones work fine.
Make it easy. Shop at your favorite vendor. Make it real easy--shop at a stromtrooper friend...Blair at svracingparts.com
You'll need a chain tool to install the riveted master link. If you can find an experienced person in your town, buy them lunch in exchange for them using their tool to connect your chain. Or buy a good-enough quality one from Cycle Gear or other low cost outlet. Or a pro quality tool from Blair.
"Older people who are reasonable, good-tempered, and gracious will bear aging well. Those who are mean-spirited and irritable will be unhappy at every period of their lives.
"Let each of use properly whatever strengths he has and strive to use them well. If he does this, he will never find himself lacking."
Marcus Tullius Cicero