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dura ace chain tool(9 posts)

dura ace chain toolGall
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 $5 chain tool on any Shimano chain.
Probably ShimanoTJeanloz
Sep 18, 2003 9:16 AM
When 9 speed first came out (Dura-Ace only), Shimano told everybody that you needed a special, narrower, '9-speed' tool. Turned out to not be very necessary.
I've got a chain tool that's 20 years old, that works fine.MR_GRUMPY
Sep 18, 2003 9:52 AM
You just have to be careful, when assembling the chain, that you don't get "stiff links."
Why use a chain tool at all?davet
Sep 18, 2003 9:08 PM
I break my chain and reassemble using a SRAM gold link. Ez-on, ez-off. Makes for easier cleaning and maintenance.
Some people didn't discover yet how nice it is :-)PeterRider
Sep 18, 2003 11:12 PM
... or don't want to pay 5$ 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 samePeterRider
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.