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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 9:53 pm 
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Only a couple of bits left before my summer build is complete! One of them is the chain.

Its a 8 speed m950 setup, the cassette has almost no wear what so ever so i should have no issue with a new chain.

I'm looking at either a Shimano Dura-Ace/XTR 7701 (9speed) or a SRAM PC870 8 Speed.

I believe they weigh almost the same and it wont see heavy use so the main factors are easy of fitting and compatibly.

I appreciate peoples thoughts and / or recommendations.

Thanks


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 10:04 pm 
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I would get the sram 8 speed its top quality. I don't think 9 speed would work smoothly.


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 10:04 pm 
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I would go for the Sram item as it's an 8 speed chain on an 8 speed system, 9 speed chains are a bit narrower I believe.


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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 9:13 am 
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My concern with the Sram was that it might not work as well with the shimano drive.

If no one thinks this is a problem then I will go for the sram :)


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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 9:48 am 
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I have used SRAM PC870 on my Orange and Proflex and they both shift superbly.The reason I chose SRAM is they come as standard with a removeable chain link which makes chain cleaning a doddle,just remove chain,soak,re-lube and replace.


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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 11:39 am 
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I've got the exact same cassette which I bought NOS and fitted to my STS last week.

I'm running it with a SRAM PC850 8spd chain which I think was about 9 quid from Chain Reaction, and it's running perfectly. It came with a Powerlink too, so fitting it was about as easy as it gets :D


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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 11:48 am 
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Chains are completely interchangeable for the same width. Shimano ones are really smooth and quiet but have pitifully short lives. SRAM every time for me.


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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 11:49 am 
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Thanks everyone, purchased a SRAM today :)


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