8 spd cassette and 9 speed chain

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Rik O'Shea, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. Rik O'Shea

    Rik O'Shea Guest

    Hello, a friend of mine is offering me some new Sachs PC59 9spd chains at a discount. However my
    racing and training bikes are equipped with an 8 speed Shimano HG70 cassette.

    Could I use this chain with this cassette?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. Werehatrack

    Werehatrack Guest

    On 2 Mar 2004 06:21:15 -0800, [email protected] (Rik O'Shea) may have
    said:

    >Hello, a friend of mine is offering me some new Sachs PC59 9spd chains at a discount. However my
    >racing and training bikes are equipped with an 8 speed Shimano HG70 cassette.
    >
    >Could I use this chain with this cassette?

    It may work without a problem, but the 9 speed chains are narrower and may not work properly without
    retrimming your front der. Personally, I would not buy them as replacements for use on a 8 speed
    setup unless I was getting them for a substantially lower price than I would pay for the 8 speed
    chain of choice. Since you don't need the narrow 9s chain, there is no reason whatsoever to pay a
    premium for it, no matter what the street price for it may be.

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