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SRAM chainsNeil J
Jun 2, 2003 9:31 AM
I just bought a pc59 chain. I've been cleaning it often (once a week for sure... more if it rains) and using a wax lube. It seems it squeaks much more than my shimano chain that I abused badly (cleaned it about 4 times in 5500km). Anybody else seeing this with the sram chains? Are the PC89/99 any better?
no problems herelaffeaux
Jun 2, 2003 10:03 AM
I currenly have SRAM chains on two MTBs and a road bike and have had no problems. I've generally used the higher end chains, but currently have at least two PC-59 chains on bikes due to getting a great deal on them (i.e free).

I use wet lube and rarely do anything more for cleaning than running the chain through a dry rag that I hold in my hand.
I use both, myselfAlexx
Jun 2, 2003 1:04 PM
and have never had a problem with either. SRAM PC-68 worked really well for one bike, with wax lube, and a Shimano chain works really well on another. The powerlink was a great help for ease of cleaning, but the shimano replaceable pin is much handier to carry on long rides than an entire link.
BTW, those SRAM recalls were several years ago, unless there is a new one I'm not aware of.
Product recall notice ...Humma Hah
Jun 2, 2003 10:39 AM
... this probably is not your chain, but take a peek at this CPSC recall notice for some models and date codes of SRAM chains.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml98/98110.html
Why wax lube? No problems here on my SRAM chains...Eug
Jun 2, 2003 11:20 AM
I have a 9-speed on my road bike and an 8-speed on my mountain bike. Never squeaks. I don't use those wax lubes though if that makes any difference, and I basically never clean my chain either (besides brushing off caked on dirt). I just use oil (with or without Teflon) and replace the chain after a couple of thousand km.

By the way, why are you using a wax lube? Just wundrin'.
Why wax lube? No problems here on my SRAM chains...xcmntgeek
Jun 2, 2003 12:11 PM
I have Sram chains (PC 99) on all four of my bikes. I use White lightning on my road and TT bike unless the weather is god awful, then I use Shimano Slippery Spit. I use the shimano stuff on my CX and XC bikes. I would suggest trying a different chain lube, I never had a problem with mine making any noise.
Like everyone said - lose the wax lube! (nm)Kerry
Jun 2, 2003 4:40 PM
What's wrong with wax?kjr39
Jun 2, 2003 5:15 PM
Using pc99 and pc59 on my mtb and roadie, respectively, without any squeakage.

BTW, what's the deal with wax lube? I just switched to using it...
Not good in the rain?Humma Hah
Jun 3, 2003 12:40 PM
I'm trying White Lightning just to see. Just after I bought it, I think I saw a review somewhere that said it didn't hold up well in the wet. I figured it might be OK on my fair weather bike.
10 miles or so in the wet and you're in sqeak city (nm)Kerry
Jun 3, 2003 4:50 PM
finished the bottle last night...Neil J
Jun 3, 2003 4:56 AM
...wax lube go bye-bye now!
re: SRAM chainsMazinger
Jun 4, 2003 6:42 AM
Sram is all I use on my road and MTB. I've never had a problem with squeaks. I also use white lightening on both.