So a non CE quicklink holds a bit less than a worn CE carabiner, which itself holds nearly the same as a new carabiner(as they've stated). So a hardware store quicklink is nearly full strength....sounds good enough to me.... .
where did you get "a bit less" from?
they said "Non "CE" maillon rapides generally hold less that a really worn "CE" carabiner."
which aint the same thing
heres a quicklink they tested ... i would hope even worn certified biners dont fail at < 8 kN in the proper orientation
the most important part
And finally, if in doubt, every piece of fixed gear is weaker than your worst quickdraw.
(This post was edited by bearbreeder on Dec 21, 2012, 5:34 PM)