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Anyone use a SRAM PC89R chain on a fixie ?(5 posts)

Anyone use a SRAM PC89R chain on a fixie ?matt_fantastic
Oct 28, 2003 9:09 AM
A pimpy looking chain with those slotted link plates, but will it stand up to the rigors of riding fixed ?
Thanks for your advice.
Why would you do that?eddie m
Oct 28, 2003 2:36 PM
9s chains are costly and difficult to join. Any inexpensive chain is strong enough for a fixed gear if the rings are aligned properly. I use a KMC Z30, which is the widest 3/32" chain I could find. The rivets are long enough that it's easy to join, and they press out easily enough that I can use my old Cyclo chain tool to join it.
Not an issue with this chain...biknben
Oct 29, 2003 10:42 AM
The sram chains use a link that can be closed by hand. No tools required.

To the original poster: If I were to choose a chain for a FG/SS project I wouldn't select a nine speed chain. There's no reason for it and strength
i may
be compromised with the narrower chain. What's the motivation for using the 89R? Sram makes SS specific chains. FWIW: I use a 8-speed Sram chain on my fixie. I had a new one laying around.
Thanks biknbenmatt_fantastic
Oct 30, 2003 4:38 AM
The key motivation for the 89R is the funky cutouts !
A agree that strength MAY be compromised, hence the question to see if anyone knew if/how much :-)
If you're looking for a nice looking chain,eddie m
Oct 30, 2003 8:48 AM
get a NOS Regina ORO on Ebay. It'll cost about the same as a good quality 9s, and be more reliable and easier to deal with for a fixed gear. If you want "pimpy looking," made you can find some Corinthian leather bar tape while you're at it.