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Old 09-15-08, 12:30 PM   #1
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repair chain links for Tiagra 8spd

Right now I don't carry any chain repair items with me and I feel like I should as I'm sometimes 50 miles away from home on a ride. I have an 8spd Tiagra rear der. and am looking to find out what kind of chain links and chain breaker/tools I should carry with me.

Does anyone have insight as to what I should carry in order to make on the road chain repairs?

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Old 09-15-08, 12:36 PM   #2
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I'm partial to the Topeak Alien II. It has a chain-tool - and just about anything else you could possibly need. Even a bottle-opener for when all else fails. Other than that, just about any little chain-tool will do you for an on-the-road tool. The classic was the Rivoli, and likely still is.
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Thanks for the reply. Is there a particular type of chain link/connector I should be looking out for? For example, would this work for the chain on an 8spd Tiagra set-up?
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All 8 speed chains are the same width, AFAIK. You can get a SRAM powerling for 8 speed or anything else similar. That's what I use.

Also, I am not aware if there was ever an 8 speed Tiagra parts kit made - although many bikes have selected tiagra 9 speed parts working quite effectively with an 8 speed drivetrain. I only say this to help you avoid confusion - you do not have a 'tiagra' chain... if it is a shimano chain it is likely a cn-ig31 or cn-hg-51 or something like that. The type of derailleur is completley irrelavent to the type of chain - you need a particular type of chain to correspond to the number of cogs you have - nothing else.
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