Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Portland, OR
    My Bikes
    Lots
    Posts
    571
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Chain recommendations

    Looking for chains for the new build and thought I'd ask what folks were using, liked and disliked.

    Thanks

    KRhea

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    274
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    How many rear cogs? 10 is a unique animal,ya know.
    no signature

  3. #3
    Riding Heaven's Highwayson the grand tour
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Tehachapi Mtns, Calif.
    My Bikes
    '10 C'Dale Tandem RT2. '07 Trek Tandem T2000, '10 Epic Marathon MTB, '12 Rocky Mountain Element 950 MTB, '95 C'dale R900, "04 Giant DS 2 '07 Kona Jake the Snake, '95 Nishiki Backroads
    Posts
    737
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Our C'dale is a 9 speed set up. I 've been running Shimano XTR9 speed chain part #CN 7701 on both the timing and drive sides for the last 1500+ miles. So far so good. I like'em because they are light, have a clean look and I just carry a spare pin for emergency repair instead of a spare link..not a big deal..just different. The chains are a little costly but I kept and eye on ebay for the right opportunity to buy them. We are a 305 pound team and lean on our chains more than a little here in the mountains. I 'm a bit of a detail freak so I do maintainance cleaning on them religiously. I'm a happy camper at this point.

    Bill J.

  4. #4
    hors category TandemGeek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    7,162
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Me, I just look for 'good' 9 speed chains on sale and stock up. 3 single chains usually = 2 timing chains and they don't wear out nearly as fast as the drive chain does.
    Last edited by TandemGeek; 05-30-08 at 01:21 PM.

  5. #5
    Tandem Mountain Climber
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    San Mateo, CA
    My Bikes
    Calfee Tandem, Custom CAAD9 BB30, 90 Santana Arriva Tandem, 02 CAAD4 errand bike, 87 Cannondale "Black Lightning"
    Posts
    4,090
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I used the KMC/Nashbar tandem/recumbent chain for the timing chain. It is like $17 at Nashbar, and is long enough for any size timing rings.

    I am running a 9-spd cassette. So, I just use the XTR/DA 9-spd chain for the drive chain. They
    are usually on sale somewhere.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Portland, OR
    My Bikes
    Lots
    Posts
    571
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm sorry, I forgot to mention, I'm running 10spd Campy.

    Thanks
    KRhea

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    274
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The keyboard is mightier than the chain tool. In one sentence, you made all the above responses moot.

    It does seem that prior to 10 speed, a chain was a chain. Ever since 10 speed arrived, it seems to me there have been more questions about which chain than ever before.
    no signature

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Kent, WA
    My Bikes
    2005 S-Works SR Equipped,1978 Tom Ritchie Road bike, Kuwahara Tandem
    Posts
    494
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I use a Record 10 ultra narrow chain [timing and drive]. Although I have not had any issues, I only have about 1000 miles on them. I used a quick link [Superlink 4 I think] and that has not been a problem either. We ride in the Seattle area and mostly on level paths. We do live on steep hill [James in Kent, WA] so there is some load on it. We have a SRAM 11-28 cassette because of the Shimano freehub. All other drive components are Campy Record.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •