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how many miles, MAX, on a nine speed hollow pin chain?

Old 06-17-07, 08:38 AM
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how many miles, MAX, on a nine speed hollow pin chain?

Just wondering what people have been getting, mileage wise, on 9 speed hollowpin chains, before needing replacement due to wear.

I know a guy that is claiming he's been gotten over 30,000 miles on one chain and its still within acceptable wear tolerances.

does anyone else find this a bit hard to believe?
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Old 06-17-07, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Bekologist

does anyone else find this a bit hard to believe?
Yes. Impossible.
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Old 06-17-07, 10:10 AM
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It's possible.

He probably kept it in a box in the trunk of his car.

I could easily go 100,000 miles this way ... with no demonstrable wear on the chain whatsoever.
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Originally Posted by Bekologist
Just wondering what people have been getting, mileage wise, on 9 speed hollowpin chains, before needing replacement due to wear.

I know a guy that is claiming he's been gotten over 30,000 miles on one chain and its still within acceptable wear tolerances.

does anyone else find this a bit hard to believe?
I got a deal on 9 speed SRAM hollow pin chains once, I didn't notice them to be any more, or less, durable than any other SRAM 9 speed chains. I used them for mountain biking, off road only. I don't know how many miles, but at that time, I was riding enough off road to go through chains every 3-6 months. So to answer your question directly, YES, I find the guy's claim hard to believe-
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Originally Posted by Bekologist
Just wondering what people have been getting, mileage wise, on 9 speed hollowpin chains, before needing replacement due to wear.

I know a guy that is claiming he's been gotten over 30,000 miles on one chain and its still within acceptable wear tolerances.

does anyone else find this a bit hard to believe?
Probably added an extra 0 by mistake.
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A friend got 25,000 real, documented miles on a Shimano Ultegra 9-speed cassette, chain and crank but they were absolute trash at the end of that time and he was doing it just to see if it could be done. He isn't very heavy and is easy on components but even he said he will never try that again.
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