Is there a difference between a 7 speed chain and an 8 speed chain other than initial length? Can an 8 speed chain be used on a 7 speed bike by simply removing enough links to give it the same length as the chain I would be replacing? Any other useful chain info would be appreciated thanks guys.
SO, in sum the 8 speed chain would work fine for a 7 speed cassette but a 9 or 10 speed one would be to thin? Would a 10 speed chain work for a 9 speed cassette or vice versa?
You can use a thinner (higher speed) chain, but there's no point. Chains got narrower beginning with 9-, then 10-, etc.
That said, 8-speed and lower uses the same exact chain, so whether it's labeled as 7-speed or 8-speed, they're all 5/6/7/8-speed.
Originally Posted by slopvehicle
Not wearing a helmet makes me more aware of my surroundings. I find myself anticipating the hardness of concrete 50 or 100 feet in front of me, it's almost a zen-like connection between my face and the pavement.
Thanks for the input guys earlier today I went to a lbs that is closing and picked up an 8 speed sram pc-830 chain and installed it before work. I didn't have a chance to ride it but it seemed like it glided like butter.