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What chain to use with Shimano "Mega Range" MF-TZ37

Old 12-01-23, 03:28 AM
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What chain to use with Shimano "Mega Range" MF-TZ37

I have an old hybrid bike with a Shimano Mega Range Super Low 14-34T MF-TZ37 free wheel cassette.
The chain recently broke and I am not sure what to order as a replacement. The broken chain has "narrow" and "VG Chain" stamped on it.
I was searching for 6,7,8 speed shimano chains and came across the HG40, but am a bit confused about the Hyper Glide thing.
I cannot see whether the MF-TZ37 has Hyper Glide, and so I am not sure whether to get the HG40 or not. I also cannot seem to find any info about whether it is OK to use a HG chain with a non HG cassette.
Is there another chain type by Shimano that would be more suitable for this cassette, or is there another non-shimano one that someone might recommend that would be more appropriate?
I'm a bit confused by all the additional "technologies" on some of these chains and am wary of getting the wrong one in case it puts additional uneccessary wear on the other parts.
Any advice or assistance on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks )
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ANY 6/7/8 speed chain that fits your budget will be fine. IMHO the quick link the HG 40 uses sucks.
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And if you're not aware, you will almost certainly have to shorten the new chain to match the length of the old as they come in set lengths.
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A number of years ago I went with KMC X series chains. Relatively cheap, nickle plated, easy to clean, seem to hold up well. I think the current one is an X8 for 6/7/8 speed. Will work with any Shimano, SRAM, Sachs, Suntour, etc. drive train.

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