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dura ace chain tool(9 posts)

dura ace chain toolGall
Sep 18, 2003 7:12 AM
Hello,

Whats the deal that you need to use a different chain tool with dura ace chains?

Where do i get one if its needed?

Thanks!
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.

Pierre
AgreeMandrake
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.

Pierre
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.