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Old 08-21-14, 07:24 PM   #1
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Dura Ace CN 9000 on fixie????

Anyone tried out one of the new Dura Ace CN 9000 chains on a fixie? Would this just suck?

I'm currently using 1/8 inch chain but the new Dura Ace chain is literally half the weight of what I've got and dropping 1/2 a pound off the bike for $40 seems too good to be true.
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Old 08-21-14, 07:50 PM   #2
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This will only work if both your chainring and cog teeth are 3/32" wide. Also, you can buy the Ultegra CN-6800 chain for half as much and the weight will be nearly the same as the CN-9000.
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Word, thanks for the quick reply, I had not looked at the ultegra model (tho I did realize the size difference for cog/chainring). Saving a few bones never hurts.

Will a chain thin enough for 11 speed get eaten up on a fixie? Or will it just wear faster? What should I expect? Kinda the opposite end of the spectrum from the chain I've got right now.
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Will a chain thin enough for 11 speed get eaten up on a fixie? Or will it just wear faster? What should I expect? Kinda the opposite end of the spectrum from the chain I've got right now.
It shouldn't make any difference.
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There are many other ways to save weight on your bike. Post a picture of your bike to help give us an idea of other places that can be improved.
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You can buy me a steak dinner with that $40
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You can buy me a steak dinner with that $40
I might get a Jr. Bacon cheeseburger and a $38 hooker instead . . . dunno about the steak.

Further weight savings will wait for new wheels one day. In the meantime I think I'm gonna have to stop at the new chain. Thanks again for the quick reply TT!
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I might get a Jr. Bacon cheeseburger and a $38 hooker instead . . . dunno about the steak.
Spent six bucks on a dollar night, a prostitute for just one night... NSFW
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Best way to save weight on the bike, lose a couple pounds yourself. Or if you just need extra speed, flame decals are guaranteed to add speed and aerodynamics.
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I sometimes save two pounds of weight by having a hearty bm before a ride, it's not only free but let's me lurk bfssfg.
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I sometimes save two pounds of weight by having a hearty bm before a ride, it's not only free but let's me lurk bfssfg.
So are you trying to say that you're full of **** ?
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So are you trying to say that you're full of **** ?
Depends on if I'm pre or post ride.
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