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Old 06-19-07, 12:33 PM
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Shimano or Sram chains?

I have Shimano LX F and R deraillers with the stock chain that came with my GF Tass. I am looking for a replacement to have on hand if and when this one breaks. I am going on a trip and the last thing I want is to be out and break a chain. Can someone suggest a good replacement?
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Old 06-19-07, 02:13 PM
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in my opinion, shimano makes better products than sram
i would choose a shimano chain in my opinion
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Old 06-19-07, 04:00 PM
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SRAM, Wipperman, KMC or any other manufacturer who offers a quick release link of some type.
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Old 06-19-07, 04:39 PM
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You don't really need to have a spare chain on hand. If you break your chain just remove the broken link and put the chain back together with a Shimano pin or a quick link.
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Old 06-19-07, 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by gastro
SRAM, Wipperman, KMC or any other manufacturer who offers a quick release link of some type.
+1 or however many new chains I've purchased. When I replace a chain, it's with a SRAM because of the quick release. I've had zero problems with SRAM and they hold up just as well as Shimano.
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Old 06-19-07, 07:50 PM
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I just got a shimano chain...I spent 30 bucks...I dont think sram or shimano is going to really make a difference until you step up to the more expensive chains that have better materials and are lighter. I have tried both and didnt see a difference worth mentioning. Quick release chains scare me and are no substitute for buying a decent 30 dollar chain tool that you can carry with you.
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Old 06-19-07, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Minesbroken
I just got a shimano chain...I spent 30 bucks...I dont think sram or shimano is going to really make a difference until you step up to the more expensive chains that have better materials and are lighter. I have tried both and didnt see a difference worth mentioning. Quick release chains scare me and are no substitute for buying a decent 30 dollar chain tool that you can carry with you.
Boo!

(Thank you, that is my impersonation of a scary SRAM chain.)
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Old 06-19-07, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Pete Fagerlin
BOO!

You don't need to spend $30 to get a decent chain tool.
Excuse me, sir, but I believe that is plagiarism.
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Old 06-19-07, 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by santiago
Excuse me, sir, but I believe that is plagiarism.
It is indeed.

My people will be contacting y'alls people forthwith.
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Originally Posted by gastro
It is indeed.

My people will be contacting y'alls people forthwith.
heh heh
I remember that one. Good catch.

What I don't get how a boy from Upstate NY can turn into a hillbilly. Is it something that happens from living in the area or was it simply something you always wanted to be.
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Old 06-20-07, 08:22 AM
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I just always had an affinity for Carhartt.
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Originally Posted by Pete Fagerlin
BOO!



You don't need to spend $30 to get a decent chain tool.
true...the last one I had was 12 bucks and it worked fine.

and I'm sure quick release is fine...I just dont particularly like the idea.

but that is an awesome camera your sporting
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+1 on the sram with quick release, espeicially if you're planning on changing either derailleurs or need to clean the chain often.
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Old 06-20-07, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Minesbroken
Quick release chains scare me
I've been using them exclusively for about 6 years now, and having mangled several Shimano 8 speed chains I'm happy to report that I've never had any issues with SRAM 8 or 9 speed chains including the speed link.
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+2 on SRAM, Wipperman, KMC!

Shimano makes better cassette but their chain is not as good.

I like Sram powerlink more then the Shimano Pin system.

Wipperman and KMC is even better if you can afford them
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Originally Posted by roccobike
+1 or however many new chains I've purchased. When I replace a chain, it's with a SRAM because of the quick release. I've had zero problems with SRAM and they hold up just as well as Shimano.
Agreed totally.

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Does KMC make chains for shimano?
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Originally Posted by EJ123
Does KMC make chains for shimano?


I'm going to start calling you 30 watt.
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I picked up an IRD-990 Pro for $22 at CBO. They have average reviews. MTBR not so gracious, but others have said they are fine. I got an LX group, but with a SRAM PG-980 cassette. Not sure how all this stuff will work together, but I'll let y'all know how it works out for me on my bastardized system.

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Originally Posted by Raiyn


I'm going to start calling you 30 watt.
What are you getting at?
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Originally Posted by FreeRidin'
You don't really need to have a spare chain on hand. If you break your chain just remove the broken link and put the chain back together with a Shimano pin or a quick link.
+1,000
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Originally Posted by EJ123
What are you getting at?
Density EJ123 > 11.35g/cc @ 300K
Shimano is the standard for MTB it's what everyone else makes cogs and chains for, especially since Campagnolo no longer makes MTB parts. Have you been paying attention the last almost 2 years?
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Soo KMC doesn't make some of Shimano's chains?
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