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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:25 pm 
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Ok so I've got a couple of builds on the go at the minute and they are getting to the point of completion. I've tried several chains but which ones are you happiest with, important to me are slickness of shifting followed by durability as they aren't daily riders and I'm not really bothered how easy they are to fit so quick link or not?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:48 pm 
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Bell one £4 from Asda .... :oops: :oops:

OK I have no shame but they work ok and I have lots of bikes...


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:52 pm 
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I like Campagnolo chains, they seem to comfortably out last the Shimano and SRAM chains I've used. Also, there's no problems fitting 9 speed chains on 7 and 8 speed drivetrains.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:38 pm 
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I asked the same question 2 weeks ago, the general opinion was kmc chains, I bought a shimano hg40 from crc for 6.99 for a 7 speed xt cassette, seems to work fine


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:48 pm 
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The KMC ones (think they're the 'x8' ones?) are bril in my humble opinion, as light as my XT/Dura Ace one and cheap. Well, they were free actually as I snaffled them off my old boss when he closed his shop! :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:52 pm 
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any I find at the traffic lights :lol: ,

they tend to snap off peoples new rides after a couple of weeks so they're usually in good nic

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:56 pm 
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Depends on the build...

...I wanted a black chain for my Kili Comp so I bought a Clarks from Halfords; silver chains are SRAM PC something-or-other; and I have a Titanium Nitride coated hollow-pin/plate chain on my Explosif to match the other gold highlights :facepalm:

They all work fine BTW.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:27 pm 
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SRAM PC-870's are my personal favourites... Power link makes it a doddle to get on/off as well :D


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:31 pm 
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Dossa wrote:
SRAM PC-870's are my personal favourites... Power link makes it a doddle to get on/off as well :D


I think I've got a bag of the power links in my garage if anyone ever needs one... I'll try and remember to check next time I'm out there.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:36 pm 
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KMC for me :P


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