General Cycling Discussion - types of chain?
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06-09-03, 05:12 PM
can someone tell me the difference between Hyperglide, powerlink, IG.
and I think my bike use IG, is there any recommed place to get 8 speed IG chan? Thanks
Get a (widely-available) SRAM PC-58.
Don't bother with Shimano chains..
06-10-03, 06:51 AM
I can't recommend a place to get a chain, other than your LBS.
By the way, I have a Shimano IG chain and have had no problems with it.
After pulling 9 power links apart on two different bikes over the past two years there's no more SRAM chains on my bikes. I ride a heavily loaded bike to work each day and my route is quite hilly, there is one hill that is very steep and it's the one I've pulled the links apart on every time. If you look at the link halves you will see that the hole is elongated in order to assemble the link, that is where they rip apart, every time the chain has failed, (all 9 times) the power link halves were ripped at the hole. I am now riding shimano CN-7701 chains on all my bikes, I throw them away at 5000 miles and have had no more breakage. I use my bikes for utility purposes and just don't have the time to make repairs on the side of the road. I ride roughly 13,000 miles a year, over the years I have tried many different chains, I do like the concept of the SRAM chains but I can't afford the failures, They tend to be slightly wider also and they don't shift as well as the shimano on the D.A. drive trane, they also tend to make more noise.
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