Bicycle Mechanics - quick, easy chain compatability question. expertise please.
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10-01-05, 08:13 PM
my chain is kinked, and chewed up so it is skipping. i have a 9 speed with raceface cranks and rings. i would like to put an 8 speed chain that is very new, but will it work. it has the same number of links, and i dont see a problem, but you guys are the experts. what do i need to look out for as far as the chain working correctly. or why can't i use the chain. thanks.
If it works at all, it will likely work poorly.9 speed chains are thinner because cog spacing is closer. There are also different width 8 speed chains,so which one you have may work more or less poorly.
10-01-05, 09:36 PM
thanks. i just needed to know if i could pull it off. i try to keep it as cheap as possible. i'll get a new chain tomorrow. have a good night.
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