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Old 03-02-08, 11:59 AM   #1
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Shimano IG Chain?

Hi all,
Before I go any further, I did try searching the forums. However, it always come to a blank page!

Anyways, I have an older 7-speed Trek bike that I acquired with a bad chain. I looked at the crank gear and it says "Shimano IG Only". After searching online, I've run into some issues with finding a chain for a 7 speed. They all seem to be for 8 speeds and up. Can anyone help me with finding the chain that I need? How do I go about finding one that's the correct size?
I'm sorry if my noobishness annoys you, but I'm just looking for some help!

Thanks in advance!
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8-speed chain will work fine. The warning was to keep you from using the older, wider chain that used to come on 10-speed bikes (2 X 5).
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Don't bother buying shimano chains for your 7 speed - pick up something with a masterlink like a SRAM PC48.
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I had been looking into SRAM chains.. They seem to be much better than Shimano chains.. How do I know which one is the one I need?
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I had been looking into SRAM chains.. They seem to be much better than Shimano chains.. How do I know which one is the one I need?
PC-48, PC-58, PC-68. The "8" means it's a 6,7 or 8 speed chain. I suppost there are some internal differences but the PC-68 is a much classier silver color and costs twice as much as the gray and black PC-48.
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PC-48, PC-58, PC-68. The "8" means it's a 6,7 or 8 speed chain. I suppost there are some internal differences but the PC-68 is a much classier silver color and costs twice as much as the gray and black PC-48.
The PC-68 has hollow pins.
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is this the same chain you guys are talking about?
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I find this chain at the xmart type stores for $6-7

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...ble+Chain.aspx
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