Bicycle Mechanics - 6 speed shimano chain compatible with 5 speed shimano chain
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07-29-09, 11:18 PM
I have an old mtb with a shimano five cog freewheel on the back and an indexed 5 spd shimano shifter. Chain needs replacing. was wondering should a shimano chain of the 6 speed variety work on this five spd indexed setup?
07-30-09, 10:03 AM
Yup. Anything through 8-speed.
07-30-09, 03:59 PM
Retro Grouch is correct. You want a 3/32 chain.
07-30-09, 07:14 PM
And I think you'll find the 6/7/8 speed chain shifts a little better than the old fiver you have on there.
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