|dura ace chain tool||Gall|
Sep 18, 2003 7:12 AM
Whats the deal that you need to use a different chain tool with dura ace chains?
Where do i get one if its needed?
|Who told you that ??||MR_GRUMPY|
Sep 18, 2003 7:55 AM
|That's BS. You can use a $5 chain tool on any Shimano chain.|
Sep 18, 2003 9:16 AM
|When 9 speed first came out (Dura-Ace only), Shimano told everybody that you needed a special, narrower, '9-speed' tool. Turned out to not be very necessary.|
|I've got a chain tool that's 20 years old, that works fine.||MR_GRUMPY|
Sep 18, 2003 9:52 AM
|You just have to be careful, when assembling the chain, that you don't get "stiff links."|
|Why use a chain tool at all?||davet|
Sep 18, 2003 9:08 PM
|I break my chain and reassemble using a SRAM gold link. Ez-on, ez-off. Makes for easier cleaning and maintenance.|
|Some people didn't discover yet how nice it is :-)||PeterRider|
Sep 18, 2003 11:12 PM
|... or don't want to pay 5$ for one when a chain costs 18$.
Nice thing is it comes stock with sram chains. And I'm starting to think that sram chains run smoother and last longer than ultegra or DA.
Sep 19, 2003 9:25 AM
|I think the SRAM link rules. Too bad you can't pop one on a Shimano chain. Or can you?|
|No problem, it works fine on shimano chains all the same||PeterRider|
Sep 19, 2003 12:39 PM
|... despite the big warning on the link, saying you can only use it with a sram chain.
|All my bikes (including the tandem) have Shimano chains...||davet|
Sep 19, 2003 2:55 PM
|...and SRAM Gold links. So far, zero problems. Works like a charm.|| |