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Chain Change(7 posts)

Chain Changemorey
Dec 28, 2001 6:48 AM
I am thinking of changing my Shimano DA p speed chain, is the SRAM chain a good move? Is Sedis? My chain had some rust when it was new, it is really noisy, which I believe is caused by the rust(I can't remove rust). I still use Paraffin if this is a consideration. What do you think?
SRAM chains are fine. Rust never sleeps.MB1
Dec 28, 2001 7:28 AM
Just make sure the new chain is designed for the number of sprockets you have.

The noise may be due to your lube. Since you are going to change chains anyway why don't you experiment with a thick wet lube on your current chain to see if it is better than paraffin. Of course you will have to clean everything if switch back to paraffin....
SRAM chains are fine. Rust never sleeps.morey
Dec 28, 2001 7:32 AM
I have tried Pro Link, the chain actually got noisier.
I understand that SRAM used to be Sachs. They were really fine chains.
SRAM chains are fine. Rust never sleeps.badabill
Dec 28, 2001 7:43 AM
Yes they used to be sachs. I use them on my MTB and like them. the master link comes in handy for cleaning. Never had a problem on my roadbike so use the D/A chain.
re: Chain ChangeStarliner
Dec 28, 2001 9:01 AM
I've used both DA and SRAM and both work. I think the DA maybe a bit smoother on gear changing but if you're diligent about servicing your bike then the SRAM has an advantage.
Go sram because of the gunk shimano puts on their chains..C-mond
Dec 28, 2001 2:43 PM
what is that stuff- I hate it, you open up the bag and blah slimey chain. With sram it comes in a box and you can add your own lube.

I like to stay away from the gunk...although I happily ride with whatever I am provided with.
It's called 'cosmolene"DAC
Dec 29, 2001 7:05 AM
and you are supposed to remove it before using the chain. I's not meant to be a lubricant.