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Calling All Opinions (not ment to start a riot)(4 posts)

Calling All Opinions (not ment to start a riot)birdrider
Apr 23, 2001 4:55 AM
I've got 8-speed Dura Ace set, and the 2000 mile mark for my chain is aproaching as rapidly as an over caffinated soccer-mom in her Suburban Assault Vehicle.

My question is: I've always used Dura-Ace chains but I was thinking about a Sachs. What are the pros and cons. Is one better than the other?

Thanks in advance.
humble opinionpeloton
Apr 23, 2001 5:16 AM
I have found that Shimano chains shift a little better than the Sachs counterparts. The Sachs last a little longer, and are easier to put on and remove. I don't think you can go wrong with either.
chain wear question (2000 mile mark)Duane Gran
Apr 23, 2001 8:14 AM
I have a related question. I have seen other posts where people refer to a life of the chain. My bike shop recommends to just observe any stretch in the chain and go by that metric. I have ridden 3500 miles on my current chain and it has not stretched. I also keep the chain properly lubed and cleaned, so maybe this plays a role. Can anyone with more miles under their belt comment on this? Thanks.
chain wear question (2000 mile mark)RC
Apr 25, 2001 8:03 PM
Don't go by the mileage on your chain, measure and replace when the chain is stretched. Keep it clean and lubed and you will get a a lot more than 2,000 miles.