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    Surly Dingle & White Industries double

    Supposedly the Dingle requires a 9 speed chain and the White double uses an 8 speed chain. Does anyone know if this is just a recommendation or can one chain work on both. Sheldon Brown says that a 9 speed chain can be used on older chainrings, so is it possible it will work just as easily on the White freewheel? Anyone have any experiences with it? Thanks!


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    Use 9 speed chain, it will work fine on the WI freewheel.
    "I don't buy new frames, it just encourages them."

    -T.G.

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    Cheers!

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    I have used an 8sp and a 9sp chain on my WI double and it works fine. You just don't want to use a 10sp chain which is thinner than 8/9sp chains.

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    I'm currently using a 1/8" z-chain on my WI double and it seems happy enough. Am I in for a surprise down the line?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim-bob View Post
    I'm currently using a 1/8" z-chain on my WI double and it seems happy enough. Am I in for a surprise down the line?
    No, but since the teeth are 3/32" you may have a tad more play in the cog/chain interface which *could* introduce expediated wear.

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    Hmm. I'll keep an eye on it and see what's going on.

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