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Old 05-18-06, 06:16 PM   #1
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Which Chain do I need

I need to replace the chain on my 21 speed mtn bike (3x7). The chain on it now is a KMC Z-3J it also has the word narrow on it. I can't find any listing on this chain anywhere including KMC's website. Can someone tell me what chain size I need to replace this with?
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Old 05-18-06, 07:05 PM   #2
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Any 7/8-speed chain will work. Most will be listed as "8-speed" but they are also 7-speed compatible. Shimano and SRAM are the most commonly available.
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A good chain is the SRAM PC-58. It is nickel-plated and has removable links to aid in chain cleaning.

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My favorite is the Wipperman 808 because it's fully nickel plated and comes with the connex link. They're $20 from Lickbike.com. They all seem to work fine, I just like the corrosion protection and bling of a nickel plated chain.
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Another good chain is Shimano's IG90 which is typically $15 or less mailorder. You have a lot of good choices.
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A good chain is the SRAM PC-58. It is nickel-plated and has removable links to aid in chain cleaning.

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+1 the PC-58 - kinda like a Mack truck with T-Tops (Master Link), but like HillRider mentioned...there are many good quality chains that will work for your app.
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Thanks Guys

Thanks for the replies people. I'll be going to the lbs today. I've spent several hours the last couple of days reading these forums and have learned a bunch. A valuable resource for anyone interested in bicycles.
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