|Campy 9-sp chain questions||Caseysdad|
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?
|re: Campy 9-sp chain questions||DaveG|
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 9||Kerry 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 available||DaveG|
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 money||Kerry 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 do||DaveG|
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 link||bimini|
Sep 16, 2003 5:17 AM
|to Branford Bikes Chain section
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.