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Old 05-07-18, 03:13 PM
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Question regarding chain replacement

I'm currently running a 105 triple crankset and looking to change the chain, I've found Shimano Ultegra CN6701114 on amazon:

https://www.amazon.es/Shimano-Ultegr...dp/B003Z461HO/

It's advertised for compact setups which got me a bit worries. I did get my chain changed before by my LBS and I highly doubt he gave me a triple crankset specific chain.

Would this work fine? I have a 10 speed cassette 12-28.

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a 10 speed chain is a 10 speed chain, no matter what the product tier it's labeled as. But you do have to know if it's long enough. The 114 in the number is also the number of links. So if your current chain is more than 114 links, then there will be an issue.

You do know how to size a chain for your bike or at least that you should make it the same number of links as the original assuming it is still being used with the original size cassette and chainwheels. Correct? Chains are usually sold longer by a link or two, at least for the bikes I've been riding.

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Count the number of links in your current chain. The chain you're considering has 114 links. If your current chain has 114 or fewer links, you should be fine, provided you can trim the chain to match the length of the current chain.
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Old 05-07-18, 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Iride01 View Post
a 10 speed chain is a 10 speed chain, no matter what the product tier it's labeled as. But you do have to know if it's long enough. The 114 in the number is also the number of links. So if your current chain is more than 114 links, then there will be an issue.

You do know how to size a chain for your bike or at least that you should make it the same number of links as the original assuming it is still being used with the original size cassette and chainwheels. Correct? Chains are usually sold longer by a link or two, at least for the bikes I've been riding.
The document for Shimano FC5700 recommends the 5600 or 6600 chain for 5703 triple crankset. Dunno why though.

You can inspect the document here, 4th item under notes: https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/si/SI-1M30A-003-ENG.pdf
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The document for Shimano FC5700 recommends the 5600 or 6600 chain for 5703 triple crankset. Dunno why though.
"Cause they don't make any money if you buy somebody else's chain, probably.
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Old 05-07-18, 09:14 PM
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That does not make sense. The instruction covers both the double and triple crankset and only advises to use the 5600 or 6600 chain for the triple. No such advisory for double crank.
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