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Old 07-20-10, 08:03 PM   #1
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sram pc850 vs pc890 chain

is the only difference in these 2 chains the shiney finish and about 15 bucks? $15 is alot for to justify a shiney chain

Im in the market for a new chain. Mine doesnt have much life left.
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Old 07-20-10, 08:06 PM   #2
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the 890 is plated on the inner AND outer links
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I use The cheapest I can find. KMC's work just fine. I have over 10,000 miles on an 8sp. one now. I clean mine with an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner and oil it with home brew.
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ive always wanted one of those cleaners.

Harbor freight has them cheap onsale sometimes. I probably should have gotten a cheap chain and spent the leftovers on the cleaner
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I get the best chain I can. When I am many miles from the car, probably out of cell phone reception area, and every time I shift, I appreciate a fresh, clean, reliable, well shifting chain.

I got 1830 miles on my last 9sp Sram chain. It was still (barely) in specs, since I obsessively service the machine after every ride. Cost per mile, and per smile, is next to nothing.

Harbor Freight's cleaner is worth the bucks.
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