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What chains work with shimano uniglide 7speed?

Old 05-18-13, 11:10 AM
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What chains work with shimano uniglide 7speed?

Hi Everyone, I just bought a 1988 Klein with shimano 600 7 speed indexed. I need to replace the chain. The chain on the bike is marked uG. What chains work with this stuff? Thanks, John
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Old 05-18-13, 12:03 PM
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7 speed.. its about the width , after 8 speeds you have to buy that 'speed' number 9,10, etc.

your cassette/freewheel may be worn too, and need replacement.

consider visiting a brick and mortar bike shop for real, In Person, help.
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For 7-speed UG cogs, the original chain would have to be not only UG but specifically UG NARROW, printed on each link.

I find that modern 9-speed chain works even better than 7 and 8-speed chains on any Shimano or Suntour freewheel or cassette, whether it's a 5, 6 or 7-speeder.

Those old bikes likely might have come with narrower chains, except that they (9sp chains) weren't yet available.

Note that 9-speed chain doesn't always shift well on certain French and Italian freewheels, and can also be incompatible with the chainring spacing on a select few older cranksets.
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Any 6/7/8 speed chain will be fine. Get a SRAM or KMC chain which comes with a handy masterlink for chain removal.
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Thanks everyone, John
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