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Chain Change(7 posts)

Chain Changemorey
Dec 28, 2001 6:05 AM
I will be changing my DA 9 speed chain. What would you recommend. Is SRAM chain the way to go? I Paraffin my chain if this makes a difference?
Can't go wrong with either chain...Cima Coppi
Dec 28, 2001 6:47 AM
I have used Sachs (now SRAM) chains since I began riding up until this year when I went to Campy-10 on my new bike. If you read my posting below about chains, you'll see two responses in the positive for the Sachs chain. It's what I have decided to go with in my CX bike, and when they release the narrower 10-speed chain I'll be there to buy it.

That being said, the Shimano chains are also very good, and will last thousands of miles with proper care. Using wax based lubricant will be fine with any chain, so long as you are willing to keep up with the often re-applications of it to keep the chain running smoothly.

Good luck

Can't go wrong with either chain...morey
Dec 28, 2001 6:57 AM
Actually my Shimano chain came on the bike with rust. It has really been noisy, which I attribute to this fact. I Paraffin my chain every 3-4 weeks.
What wax are you using?Cima Coppi
Dec 28, 2001 7:02 AM
I have just started using the paraffin based White Lightning, and I really like it. Of course I live in the desert of Colorado and not the tropics of Florida like you do, so I can understand the rusting issue.

What wax are you using?morey
Dec 28, 2001 7:15 AM
I use Gulf canning wax which is just plain Paraffin and add a little white lightning. It really works, but most of all my chain etc. stay clean.
How many miles is that?Kerry Irons
Dec 28, 2001 4:30 PM
My experience with parafin was 200-300 miles tops. Immediate re-application if you were caught in the rain.
How many miles is that?morey
Dec 31, 2001 3:52 AM
300-350 miles. However, it is a chore I like, and it is really quiet and clean!