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Old 04-27-06, 06:52 PM   #1
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Where could I find an SRAM chain online for 15-20$?

My friend just broke his derailleur and he needs a new chain so I said I'd hook him up on either an LX or XT derailleur (he went LX because it was 10$ cheaper) and a 15$ LX chain but really did want SRAM because of Powerlink but it was all in the 25-30$ price range and he doesn't really want to spend more than 50$ on such an upgrade.

Any places to snatch an SRAM chain for under 20$? It can be 8 speed or 9 speed (I can just take a few links off the 9 speed to make it 8 speed ready right?)
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Old 04-28-06, 12:40 AM   #2
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Check out www.qbike.com Aren't the chains of different widths? I'm not positive though.
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Old 04-28-06, 02:47 AM   #3
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http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/139...-PowerLink.htm

Sram PC-950 $19.98
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SRAM PC-58 8-speed chain $15.95 at Cambria
http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.asp?id=11568

$13.98 at Blue Sky
http://www.blueskycycling.com/view_product.php?pid=1573
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Old 04-28-06, 02:27 PM   #5
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SRAM PC-48 (8-spd) $15.99 at Performance: http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=5131

PC-58 (8-spd) $19.99 at Perf:
http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=5131

PC-951 (9-spd) on sale at Perf for $21.99 from $24.99:
http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=5131

8-speed and 9-speed chains differ in width, so you can't necessarily use a 9-speed chain on an 8-speed setup. That said, I've used a 9-speed chain on an 8-speed crank successfully... but I haven't tried it on an 8-speed cassette (I swapped a 9-speed cassette onto the bike for a bit).
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No, don't put a 9 speed chain on 8 speed drivetrain (it doesn't work vice-versa either.) Cranks don't really matter though, most are 8/9 speed compatible.
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Aren't the chains of different widths? I'm not positive though.
yes they are
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Yeah I think I'm just gonna get him an SRAM PC-58/68, the Blue Sky Cycling 58 looks good enough or else I can just order the PC68 for 20$ at JensonUsa.
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By the time you ship that it'll be within pennies of your LBS. Just support a local business for crying out loud.
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I already supported a local business, with 1050$ (+tax) to be exact and its for my friend who doesn't want to get ripped off by the prices of derailleurs and chains here.
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