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Originally Posted by Classtime View Post
People will say that new chains shift better☹️
The new chains change between gears more easily, but they're not as good at staying in a gear, has been my experience. This could be due to the absence of auditory feedback when the derailleur is poorly trimmed, or perhaps because the sideplates of the chain are smaller or the chain is more flexible. I sure like the positive ka-CHUNK followed by knowing that if it's quiet, I'm locked in a gear, that I get with an old five-speed freewheel and bushing'd, large-sideplate chain.
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