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1972 Paramount P-15: Chain Type Question

Old 06-08-07, 01:01 PM
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1972 Paramount P-15: Chain Type Question

I need to get a new chain for my touring Paramount wich is currently set up with 5 speed Sachs freewheel and a Campy triple. Can I use a 6/7/8 speed chain for this bike without difficulty shifting etc.?
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Yes, any "8-speed" chain will work fine with your current gears. My personal favorite has always been the Shimano IG90 chains. They are very reasonably priced, durable and shift very well.

Be sure to read the installation instructions if you are not familiar with newer chains as the old method of pushing a pin partly out to break the chain and pushing the same pin back in is not recommended. Use the special pin Shimano supplies. Another alternative is a SRAM 8-speed chain which comes with a reusable master link.
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Originally Posted by HillRider
Another alternative is a SRAM 8-speed chain which comes with a reusable master link.
That's what I'd go with, it's likely to have good kharma with your Sachs freewheel-
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