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    10 speed chain w/ 9 speed Tiagra ?

    A friend has a CAAD-9 Tiagra 9-speed. He needs a new chain. I see a few 9 speed chains available, but just wondered if there's a problem (or advantage) running a 10-speed chain on a 9-speed drivetrain ?
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    no advantage, but shouldn't give any problems as long as the crankset is the 4500 variety.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    no advantage, but shouldn't give any problems as long as the crankset is the 4500 variety.
    I'm not sure. It's a triple, and he's planning on removing the inner ring and running it as a double.
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    "Biggest" issue (in quotes because it's not a big issue) is that the derailler cage will be a bit wide for a 10 speed chain so up and down shifts will be a little slower than if using a 10 speed specific front derailler with it's narrower cage. Otherwise it should work fine. He could always use a 10 speed front derailler to compensate.

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