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Campy 9-sp chain questions(7 posts)

Campy 9-sp chain questionsCaseysdad
Sep 15, 2003 1:22 PM
Need to replace the chain on my 9-speed Daytona-level Campy setup. (Casette & chainrings are okay.) Is there a specific Daytona-level chain that I need to use, or am I free to step up to a Chorus/Record level chain?

Also, in the review section of this board I noticed a number of references to some kind of debacle involving Pro-Link chains. What's the story, and do I need to avoid this kind of chain altogether? Anything else I need to know?

Thanks!
re: Campy 9-sp chain questionsDaveG
Sep 15, 2003 4:28 PM
Any 9-speed Campy chain will work. Personally I use the SRAM 9-speed chains. I think they are slightly quieter, shift as well, use an easy to remove/assemble link, and are a whole lot easier to find.
SRAM don't last as long as Record 9Kerry Irons
Sep 15, 2003 5:33 PM
I have no experience with other Campy chains, but IME SRAM 99 chains last about 60% as long as Record 9.
but they are cheap and readily availableDaveG
Sep 16, 2003 3:16 PM
I use a PC69 and change it every 2500 miles whether it needs it or not so its hard for me to comment on longevity.
Do you really save moneyKerry Irons
Sep 16, 2003 4:31 PM
Campy Record 9 chains are readily available for $20, and I regularly replace chain & cassette at around 10K miles (chain just reaching 0.5% elongation). With a Chorus cassette, that works out to around $70 for 10K miles. How much does 10K miles cost you with 4 chains and at least one cassette replacement?
I don't know that I doDaveG
Sep 16, 2003 5:32 PM
Bottom line: its just a chain. I like the SRAM chain because of the powerlink and quieter performance. I don't know that its cheaper, but as far as wear parts go chains are pretty cheap (compared to tires, for example). I change the chain frequently so longer wear is not an issue. Lastly, I can walk into almost any shop and find an SRAM chain. Most of the shops in my area would not have a Campy chain (or any Campy part for that matter)
Here's a linkbimini
Sep 16, 2003 5:17 AM
to Branford Bikes Chain section

http://www.branfordbike.com/chains/chains.html

It has good info on both Campy & SRAM

I have not had problems with SRAM.

If you check the online discount houses you can usally find the SRAMS on sale for a very good price.