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best 9 speed chain for campy/shimano drivetrain mix?(4 posts)

best 9 speed chain for campy/shimano drivetrain mix?slow-ron
Feb 4, 2002 11:47 AM
Here's my Frankenstein setup. 9 speed campy chorus ergo levers. racing t triple crank & daytona derailleurs. Now the fun. I'm going to use a 9 speed shimano loose cluster cassette on a shimano compatible (nuke proof carbon) rear hub. I'm also going to use a shim kit on the cogs to get the proper spacing for the ergo shifters.

For those who have attempted to do this type of set up I'd be interested in knowing which company's chain gave the best performance. Should I use the Campy 9, Shimano 9 or the winneman chain?

thanks for any replies
re: best 9 speed chain for campy/shimano drivetrain mix?Ligon
Feb 4, 2002 1:41 PM
I have not done this with a 9 speed setup but have done it with an 8 speed setup. I found that the shimano chain worked really well. I have since changed to a full campy setup and still prefer the shimano chain.

Hope this helps,

re: best 9 speed chain for campy/shimano drivetrain mix?davet
Feb 4, 2002 7:22 PM
I had the same exact situation. Full Daytonaa/Racing Triple setup, Ergo levers and only Shimano 9-speed cogsets and wheels. I posted my (your) question on several forums and the unanimous answer was "no problems"! Many even recommended using the stock Shimano cogsets and don't waste my money on spacer kits. The one thing they all said to use with my setup was a Shimano chain. Peter Chisholm from Vecchio's in Boulder,Colorado said the same things to me in a personal e-mail.
re: best 9 speed chain for campy/shimano drivetrain mix?zelig
Feb 5, 2002 1:20 AM
I run a Campy crank and rings with Shimano cogs and derailleur. Both in 8 and 9 spd setups. I've used Sedis chains and been quite happy with their quality, longevity and powerlink. I just finished 5,000 miles (under rather wet conditions) with a Sedis 89R. It was still shifting fine but I generally replace them at that mileage. I'm now using a PC99. I've only gotten about 400 miles on the chain but I think the 89R shifted better. I'd try either the PC69 or the PC89R. The reason for Sedis is the powerlink. It makes for easy chain cleaning, I do it about every 300 miles, without having to deal with a chain tool and/or HG pins. Noting against Shimano, Campy or Rohloff chains as they're a nice product.