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Old 03-25-08, 11:19 AM   #1
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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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Old 03-25-08, 11:25 AM   #2
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Use 9 speed chain, it will work fine on the WI freewheel.
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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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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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