Bicycle Mechanics - 9spd Camapgnolo chain compatibility...
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02-01-07, 12:33 PM
I have a 9 speed campagnolo drivetrain and am having trouble sourcing a 9spd campy chain where i'm at. Are 10speed shimano chains compatible?
Compatibility is close enough for government work. You would be better off
to use SRAM, for ease of installation/removal but Shimano 9spd will work fine.
02-03-07, 01:20 AM
thanks! i'll try that.
02-03-07, 10:59 AM
Yeah, I read up on them and the difference between a Campy 9s chain and a Shimano 9s was about .2mm in width and most sites say they will work. I ordered a Campy one online, though, to be safe.
Note that the OP said 10speed shimano chain.
02-03-07, 01:46 PM
Yeah, that's why I specified 9s. 10s chains won't work with 9s cogs as far as I know. They're just too thin.
A friend of mine was running a SRAM chain on a Campy 9-speed triple, only got 1600 miles before the chain was worn out. Her LBS was able to order a Campy 9-speed Record chain, no more problems.
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