Apr 24, 2002 11:06 AM
|My husband and I are doing some loaded touring this summer. His bike is an 8-speed triple; mine is a 9-speed triple (both Shimano). In the interest of saving weight in gear, I'd like to take along just a spare 9-speed chain. Can one run a 9-speed chain on an 8-speed cassette? Thanks for the help!|
|I've done it.. No problem.......(nm)||Dave Hickey|
Apr 24, 2002 11:19 AM
|Thanks - just the answer that I needed! (nm)||Becky|
Apr 24, 2002 11:27 AM
|I have an idea!||Uncle Tim|
Apr 24, 2002 12:22 PM
|I've done a little loaded touring in my day. Nothing too serious, but I've covered some ground while carrying some weight.
How's this for a way of saving even more weight?
Rather than drag an extra chain around, why not pack a chaintool, bring a couple of extra links, and carry a few of the replacement pins (of both types)?
In the unlikely event of a chain failure, you should be able to make any necessary repair to keep you rolling.
|Good idea, my thoughts exactly (nm)||Chen2|
Apr 24, 2002 2:09 PM
Apr 25, 2002 3:31 PM
|That would certainly get you to the next town with a bike shop. Then, if you felt you had to, you could buy a whole chain.
A whole chain can't go bad all at once, as far as I can imagine. Only a link or two, possibly, could fail at once. Even without any extra links, you could remove one or two and keep going, possibly being unable to use a big ring big cog combination.
Of course, if your chain breaks, flys off the bike and down an embankment into a river, then you're stranded. :-)
Apr 26, 2002 10:12 AM
|I have jammed chains on MTB's enough to twist several links and make it unridable, so it does happen.|| |