Saracen Instinct DX 09 - Freewheel, chain info help
Hi all, I got a Saracen Instinct DX 09
I been looking into repairing my bike myself. I hate the thought of paying someone like Halfords when I could do it myself and learn. In my day to day life, I am always doing practical work. As I repair computers etc so I am quite good with my hands lol...
Anyway enough about me
I bought this Freewheel which is exactly the same as my original:
Shimano 7 Speed Screw On Freewheel
Screw On Freewheel
Shimano 7 Speed index spacing
Code : MFTZ07
Teeth Ratios : 14,16,18,20,22,24,28
I prefer SRAM chains,but of the four you listed,I'd go with the Clarks due to the master link. I hate Shimano chains because they use a special pin to join them;it has two sections,you push it through until the one section sticks out,then snap it off. Sometimes they don't snap off cleanly and you have to file down a sharp edge. Then every time you want to remove the chain,or if you want to remove a link,you need another joining pin. Master link chains can be popped on and off by simply undoing the master link. Shimano chains also come with a light oil covering which is messy and doesn't last;SRAM and KMC have a heavy grease coating that isn't as bad and lasts longer before you need to pull out the bottle of lube.
C'dale BBU('05 and '09)/Super Six/Hooligan8and 3,Kona Dew Deluxe,Novara Buzz/Safari,Surly Big Dummy,Marin Pt Reyes,Giant Defy 1,Schwinn DBX SuperSport,Dahon Speed Pro TT,Brompton S6L/S2E-X
Hey, thanks for all the info. Top man!! I ordered a HG40 so a bit late now, however could still get the clark chain. Could I just not fit a quick release master link on the HG40? So your favourite out of SRAM AND KMC is?