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Chain Recommendatiosjp
Feb 9, 2003 12:20 PM
Cannondale CAD3 R1000, Ultegra with HG92 chain that has been excellent for me. Want to relace for the upcomming season, never had a problem with it, stay with the Shimano ?

What are your experiences, I've heard that Sram makes a good product ?

ps. I won't spend more than $30 on a chain.

Thanks in Advance-------jp
stick with a good thingthe bull
Feb 9, 2003 2:41 PM
Feb 9, 2003 5:01 PM
makes good chains. I have PC99s on the cross and mountain bikes. the pc59 did not shift as well as the 99, in my experience, but others have not complained. I think the 89 and the 99 are basically the same chain, except that the 89 has holes drilled in the side plates.
the removable link can be a great advantage, since you won't have to break your chain to remove it, and won't have to press a pin in to assemble it (press the pin in wrongly and you will get the chain broken. press in a pin on a C10 chain at all, and you'll likely get it broken as well). however, the shifting with a Shimano chain on a Shimano cassette is very smooth, probably slightly superior to SRAM. I prefer SRAM due to the link, but you can put a link on a Shimano chain.
sram works wellEric_H
Feb 10, 2003 11:01 AM
I have used SRAM PC59 chains for the past few years without any problems. The shifting is not quite as crisp as a Shimano 9s chain, but I like the price and the ability to clean the chain off the bike.
Dura-Ace CN7700 or CN7701 should be under $30.00Quack
Feb 10, 2003 11:02 AM
I've run Dura-Ace chains for three years now with no problems. When new, smooth as silk and quiet, after a couple thousand miles, you'll start hearing more noise and feel a little more vibration, but at $20-25 mailorder, put on another one and ride some more.