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Old 07-14-11, 01:47 PM
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Chain Selection

I'm told I have Campy derailer and chainring (9 speed).

Looking for compatible chain(s). Bike shop said technically only the 90 dollar Campagnolo chain will work on my bike however I've never paid more than 10-20 bucks for the few chain replacements I have had. They said I currently have a Shimano chain on.

Does it really matter? What are my choices.
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Any 9-speed chain, Shimano, KMC, SRAM, Wippermann or Campy, will work fine. Your LBS is looking more at his bottom line than at your needs.

I'm running a 10-speed Wippermann chain on an all-Campy 10-speed Chorus drivetrain and it runs silently, shifts extremely well and cost less than $40. Oh, and it didn't require a super-pricey proprietary chain tool to install either.
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Old 07-14-11, 07:10 PM
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Thanks for the response. I was kind of thinking that.

So something like this should work?
https://www.performancebike.com/bikes...1586500_400190

And if I was looking to do this myself would this be the only tool I would need?
https://www.performancebike.com/bikes...0_20000_400140

Thanks,
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Both the chain and tool will be fine. Note that you'll only use the tool for cutting the chain to length and will close it with a connecting link.

Be sure to follow the Yankee carpenter's advice to measure twice, cut once because modern chains cannot be spliced the way chains used to. If you cut it too short, you'll need another connector to splice in a small section.
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