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stupid questionhaydensimons
Jun 23, 2002 9:55 AM
Is a 9 speed chain a 9 speed chain? I mean, is there any difference between sachs, shimano and campy? I posted this in general by mistake too.
Hayden
not that stupidDaveG
Jun 23, 2002 10:46 AM
I not sure there is a short answer to this. At some level the answer is yes, because you could use any of these three on a Campy or Shimano 9speed drivetrain and it would work. There are subtle differences in the shapes and widths of these chains though. The joining methods are quite different also. As for widths, Shimano 9 is 6.6mm, Campy, 6.8 and SRAM 6.9mm. The shapes of the links are slightly different. I'm sure Campy and Shimano would claim, that their chain is optimized for their drivetrains. Here's a simple solution: go SRAM. They make several chains of varying cost, work well on both Shimnao and Campy and require no special tools (and are easily removed).
not that stupidSim
Jun 24, 2002 12:42 PM
really don't know about the price, but Sram seems to be very easy to clean, because it can disassembled with no problem.
not that stupidSim
Jun 24, 2002 12:42 PM
really don't know about the price, but Sram seems to be very easy to clean, because it can be disassembled with no problem.