Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: New Hampshire
Bikes: Gunnar Sport, Soma Double Cross Disc
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Sugino XD600 - Ok with 9 speed chain?
I recently bought a Sugino XD600 48-36-26 crank to use on my as-yet-unfinished Surly Cross-Check build. I kind of spaced on it and had just assumed it would be fine with a 9 speed drivetrain, but then I found out that it is only specified as being 6-8 speed compatible. The information on Sheldon Brown's site says that older cranks generally work fine in 9 speed drivetrains, but I'm wondering if anyone has any good/bad experiences with this specific crankset? Do some chains work better than others, for example? The bike came with, I think, a Shimano HG73 chain.
Also, if anyone is running this crank on a Surly with 135mm Shimano rear hub, do you know what a good BB spindle length is? I've read that it might be 113-115mm for this situation but I can't find any authoritative data from Sugino (do they have a website?)