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Old 04-29-08, 08:17 PM   #1
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So am I frikken crazy?

So back on the 15th I ordered a 11-32 xt cassette and a wippermann connex chain, so instead of getting the normal level one that I intended to get, I accidently ordered their new high end chain 9SX, the one with nickle coated outer plates and stainless steel innerplates. Didn't realise this until today when I went to pick it up, that the full price for it was $100 without the xt cassette, was my mistake, not my boss' so I paid for it. This $100 chain better last me a long while. Kind of makes the $50 for an xtr chain sound cheap doesn't it.

Might have been a good mistake, from the little that I pedalled it today, the chain is mad stiff and gives the cranks a very solid feel when pedalling.
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That chain should last you through every bike and possible bike combination that you'd ever hope to build in the future.
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So back on the 15th I ordered a 11-32 xt cassette and a wippermann connex chain, so instead of getting the normal level one that I intended to get, I accidently ordered their new high end chain 9SX, the one with nickle coated outer plates and stainless steel innerplates. Didn't realise this until today when I went to pick it up, that the full price for it was $100 without the xt cassette, was my mistake, not my boss' so I paid for it. This $100 chain better last me a long while. Kind of makes the $50 for an xtr chain sound cheap doesn't it.

Might have been a good mistake, from the little that I pedalled it today, the chain is mad stiff and gives the cranks a very solid feel when pedalling.
I've heart that they don't like to "play nice" with every cassette. Does it shift okay? (I'm certain it does)
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I've heart that they don't like to "play nice" with every cassette. Does it shift okay? (I'm certain it does)
Like butter on mine.
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I just payed 31 dolars for an XTR/9 speed Dura Ace chain from a local shop. Sucka.

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I've heart that they don't like to "play nice" with every cassette. Does it shift okay? (I'm certain it does)
I have a Wipperman Connex on mine (XTR M970 cassette) and it shifts like butter on mine too. I wished I had ordered the 9sX instead of the 908 (just for the stainless).
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I just paid 31 dolars for an XTR/9 speed Dura Ace chain from a local shop. Sucka.
I normally would have, but for some reson this year, I'm twisting/breaking alot of shimano and sram chains.
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I feel the chain breakage pain. Though in my case it was a couple low-end KMCs (yeah, yeah, they make the shimano chainst too).
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I normally would have, but for some reson this year, I'm twisting/breaking alot of shimano and sram chains.
It's those big legs you have. I've seen your picture.
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I normally would have, but for some reson this year, I'm twisting/breaking alot of shimano and sram chains.
I've been wearing out and breaking my share of both lately also! I keep thinking that a $100.00 dollar chain should go from build to build, kinda like wheelsets and forks!
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wow I'd so overlube a $100 chain

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Saw those at Sea Otter, I'm tempted to order one. I just put an XTR on my new build (w/ Powerlink of course). I've been running SRAM chains, first time in a while I've ran Shimano, we'll see how it works out.
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Do you have to do anything to a shimano chain to use a SRAM link? I thought about it, but when I went to do it, the link wouldn't work. Is that just me being an idiot?
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Here's where I got mine for 64 bucks.http://www.outsideoutfitters.com/p-4...9sp-chain.aspx
Shifts like buttah. :-)
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Rankin, I've used them in three different shimano chains before. whadup?
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Do you have to do anything to a shimano chain to use a SRAM link? I thought about it, but when I went to do it, the link wouldn't work. Is that just me being an idiot?
Yeah, I've used them in several Shimano chains, no problems at all...
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You are not crazy, but you did misspell friggin.
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So I guess I'm an idiot. Oh well. I was rushing to put the chain on and I didn't try to make it work, just did a quick little check and it didn't seem to go so I said screw it. I will try again.
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Not sure if your crazy or stupid, that's a lot of cash for a chain. Did it come with lube and I don't mean for the chain....
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