Bicycle Mechanics - Chain compatibility assistance
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07-08-08, 12:10 PM
Have a FSA SLK compact crank and Dura Ace cassette, front & rear derailleurs. When they built it, the LBA put on a Mavic chain (appropriate width). Anyone see any issues with this? Should it have been a Dura Ace chain (any major difference?) Any longevity issues using the different components (I clean it regularly).
07-08-08, 03:54 PM
If you are not noticing any shifting issues, then you can only go with it to to see what happens.
I replaced a DA chain on an otherwise Ultegra system with a high end KMC 10sp chain and had really noisy inconsistent shifting over a new cassette which no amount of adjustment could fix. Eventually took it to LBS who put a DA chain on and volia ... no more problems. LBS said that sticking with Shimano DA chains gives most reliable results.
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