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Old 08-18-09, 09:48 AM   #1
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I'm gonna buy a new chain for my cannondale 600 , what would be best for moderate rides. also what does a long cage, or short cage mean, I'm still new to this
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Old 08-18-09, 09:54 AM   #2
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How many speeds? 8, 9, 10?
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Old 08-18-09, 12:26 PM   #3
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Short or long cage refers to the spacing between your rear derailleur pulleys. A long cage derailleur is generally used with wider-range gears and requires a longer chain. A short-cage derailleur is always used with narrower-range gears and can use a shorter chain.

I like SRAM chains and hear good things about Whipperman -- just make sure you buy an 8 (or fewer), 9, or 10-speed version, according to the number of cogs on your freehub/freewheel.
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The chain will be too long for your bike. They're made that way so it will work with almost any bike.
Do you have a chain tool to remove the extra links -- and maybe to install the chain?
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Old 08-18-09, 05:22 PM   #5
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I swapped out chains on two bikes about 6 weeks ago, I put on Nashbar chains. They work just fine, are quiet and shift smooth. We will see how long they last but at the price I can replace them twice as often and still be ahead.
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The Nashbar chains are by KMC. I've had good service from them. I have noticed ads for Mavic 10 speed chains for under $25 lately. Has anyone tried one?
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You always try putting the same number of links of chain on as you had before.
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