Jun 23, 2002 9:23 AM
|Is a 9 speed chain a 9 speed chain? I mean, any difference between sachs, shimano, campy?|
|re: stupid question||Lone Gunman|
Jun 23, 2002 11:17 AM
|Not really stupid, more like bike industry stupid. There seems to be a smidge difference between a Sram and Shimano. I noticed the difference when I went to a new cassette and Sram chain about a month ago. It works and it is nice to be able to remove the chain for cleaning but it seems that it just is not quite smooth as original shimano 9 speed.
Campy, I understand you are advised to use the $60 chain tool to remove/install so overall function wise I think the sram will function well with campy and shimano, but not quite as well as original. We are speaking of sub fractional differences, sram is a little wider than Shimano and sometimes touches the chainrings/cogs and you hear an occasional ping.
|special Campy tool for 10 speed only||DaveG|
Jun 23, 2002 1:30 PM
|9 speed Campy chains use standard joining methods. SRAM does not make a 10 speed chain yet (Wipperman & IRD do though). I currently use SRAM on my 9 speed Campy system and it works well. I did not experience any degradation in shifting and it seems slightly quieter.|
|I have the Sram to replace my Ultegra chain, works fine. nm||Qubeley|
Jun 23, 2002 3:41 PM