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Old 04-12-20, 09:14 PM
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Modern Chains and Vintage Chainwheels

I'm in the middle of restoring one of my Falcons from the early 1970's and am considering installing a NOS Campy G.S. crankset on it that I have had sitting around for a while. I also have some NOS Regina chains and freewheels as well, but I'm thinking about the diminishing availability of replacement chainrings for the Campy crank and the ever increasing cost.

In the interest of reducing wear of the chainrings, would it be better to use modern chains designed for 6,7 and 8 speed freewheels rather than vintage chains that were designed for 5-speed fw's?

Since I have about a dozen NOS freewheels, this Falcon will remain a 10-speed (5 cog freewheel) bike as long as I own it.
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