Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-11-11, 03:01 PM   #1
P4D 
Paceline Lead Blocker
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 672
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
8sp chain rec's?

I need two 8 speed chains..one for a Dura Ace group and the other for a Campy Chorus group. What do you recommend?
P4D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-11, 03:10 PM   #2
RobbieTunes 
Idiot Pro Tempo
 
RobbieTunes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: NC
Bikes: at Pedal Room
Posts: 20,167
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 27 Post(s)
Alex, I'm running SRAM middle level on both of mine, one 8-sp Shimano, one 8-sp Campy, and they're both fine.
__________________

Robbie ♪♫♪...☻

Who drummed for Thoreau?

1985 Raleigh Competition Racing USA Series-Coleman made me do it.....
1987 Bridgestone Radac - Aluminum
1988 Centurion Dave Scott Ironman Master - Steel
1989 Centurion Carbon-R - Carbon Fiber

http://www.pedalroom.com/members/RobbieTunes
RobbieTunes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-11, 03:11 PM   #3
atmdad
Oh Snap, not again...
 
atmdad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Cardiff, Ca
Bikes:
Posts: 608
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I like SRAM chains, just received and order from Niagara that included two SRAM PC-830 8 speed chains for $13.00 each, shipping will bump up the price per though. Picked up the same chain an an LBS in January for around $27.

Last edited by atmdad; 05-11-11 at 03:15 PM. Reason: put wrong price down
atmdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-11, 03:16 PM   #4
P4D 
Paceline Lead Blocker
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 672
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks RT, atm. LBS was pushing group-specific chains at a very high cost (and 11sp chains, to boot). They were offering me two chains at the super sweet price of $92. (insert facepalm)
P4D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-11, 05:38 PM   #5
old's'cool 
curmudgineer
 
old's'cool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Chicago SW burbs
Bikes: 2 many 2 fit here
Posts: 3,682
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Though I've not put enough miles on to add my own first-hand experience, I've read good reviews of the Nashbar branded 7-8 speed chains. These are in the sub-$10 range, IIRC. (BTW, I don't have a 7 or 8 speed, I use these chains on my Ultra-6's, for which they are recommended)
__________________
Geoff
"I think that I think, therefore I think that I am"
old's'cool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-11, 05:54 PM   #6
MrEss
likes to ride an old bike
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Madison
Bikes:
Posts: 673
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm a real fan of the KMC X-series chains. There's an 8-speed width version, IIRC.
MrEss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-11, 06:04 PM   #7
scozim 
Ellensburg, WA
 
scozim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ellensburg, WA
Bikes: See my signature
Posts: 2,774
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I'm using SRAM PC-830 or 850 and also the KMC-X series and haven't had any problems with any of them.
__________________
1984 Gitane Sprint; 1984 Gitane Tour de France;1982 Trek 610; 1980's Univega Supra Sport (fixie); 1975 Teledyne Titan; 1968 Peugeot PL8; ;1982 Nishiki Marina 12; 1972 Peugeot PX-10; 1987 Trek 800 Antelope (touring/commuting set up); 1981 Trek 510; 1993 Trek 950 mtb; 1996 Klein Pulse II mtb; 1997 Klein Pulse Comp mtb; 1989 Peugeot Limestone hybrid (for touring); 1989 Spectrum Titanium
scozim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-11, 06:06 PM   #8
knoregs
Senior Member
 
knoregs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Vermont
Bikes:
Posts: 601
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Add my vote for SRAM. The PC-870 is very nice but nearly 2x the price of the PC-830. Both include 'Power Link'.

~kn
knoregs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-11, 06:13 PM   #9
Grand Bois
Senior Member
 
Grand Bois's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Pinole, CA, USA
Bikes:
Posts: 16,546
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 23 Post(s)
The LBS tried to sell you 11 speed chains for your 8 speeds?
Grand Bois is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-11, 06:30 PM   #10
BentLink
Senior Member
 
BentLink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Pennsyl-tuckey
Bikes: '86 Cannondale SR400, '86 Pugeot PX10, '92 Bianchi Axis, '95 Bianchi Campione d'Italia, '00 Fondriest X-Status, '08 Specialized Roubaix, '13 Cannondale CAADX
Posts: 684
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm liking the Sram PC-870. I've got on my 7 and 8 speeds and it works great.
BentLink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-11, 06:44 PM   #11
nlerner
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 9,886
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 32 Post(s)
SRAM PC-830 works great for me.

Neal
nlerner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-11, 07:31 PM   #12
MrEss
likes to ride an old bike
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Madison
Bikes:
Posts: 673
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hmm, I might try the SRAM PC-870 if there's cash for a "premium" chain, next time I need one. It seems to be getting lots of votes in this thread.
MrEss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-11, 09:09 PM   #13
Michael Angelo 
Senior Member
 
Michael Angelo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Hurricane Alley , Florida
Bikes: Treks (USA), Schwinn Paramount, Schwinn letour,Raleigh Team Professional, Gazelle GoldLine Racing, 2 Super Mondias, Carlton Professional.
Posts: 3,739
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
I run SRAM PC870 chains on most all of my bikes, works great.
Michael Angelo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:02 AM.