Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:45 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: what chain to fit?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:22 am 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:42 pm
Posts: 2189
Location: milton keynes
Hi all, in my fisher build I am fitting a nos xt 7 speed cassette (last cog screws on) and nos xt thumbies :D. what chain should i get within a tight budget? are the hg40's any good? I dont really want to spend any more than a 10er as the point to the build is to build a retro bike on the cheap (thats what the build thread will be called anyway.)
Im just after something that works, wont rust when the sun comes out and is compatible.
any ideas?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: what chain to fit?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:35 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:23 am
Posts: 295
Location: London, UK
A simple KMC 8-speed chain will do the trick, something like a Z8 or X8-93. I tend to fit KMC chains because they seem more durable than Shimano. Also they don't have that stupid Shimano one-use pin, they have a much more sensible split link so you can unjoin and rejoin the chain for cleaning. Although of course you can buy those links separately and use them on Shimano chains too, if you wish.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: what chain to fit?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:11 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:36 pm
Posts: 16748
Location: Yorkshire, England
Stay away from the X8 from KMC as they have a tendency to rust if left wet and not covered in grime, at least all 4 of mine do.

CRC have some, had some Clark's chains... even coloured one for next to nothing.
But the Rust buster chain Z thing from KMC on my kids bike, while not pretty is durable and has not rusted with abuse and rain.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: what chain to fit?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:12 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Sun May 09, 2010 12:53 pm
Posts: 137
Location: Great Britain
I'll second that for the KMC branded chains. They're great value, shift well and last.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: what chain to fit?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:26 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:42 pm
Posts: 2189
Location: milton keynes
OK thanks I kind of bought a hg40 now as I want to get the build done at the weekend thanks for the input anyway it's good to know for next time


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Antstark, Factory Jackson, groovyblueshed, kase1983, mechagouki, raidan73, Tc, themountie, Yahoo [Bot] and 43 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group