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Old 06-24-07, 10:06 AM   #1
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6/7/8 speed chain on a friction shifted 9 speed cassette?

So the title asks the question directly: can I use a 6/7/8 speed chain on a 9 speed cassette if I am using friction shifting? Related to this question I'd also like to know why chains have recommended gearings. Is it something to do with shifting, spacing, or something else entirely?

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Width of chain / spacing of cogs
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A too wide chain can rub against the adjacent cogs and be very intolerant of even the slightest misalignment. You can go the other way and use a narrower chain on a wider spaced cassette.
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If you want it to shift well use a 9s chain.
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Hm... I thought all derailler chains were 3/32 wide.
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Hm... I thought all derailler chains were 3/32 wide.
Inner width.
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And now w/10s they're sometimes advertised as 11/128"
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