8 Speed chain on a single front chainring and 9 spped cassette?



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Will Wong

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I'm about to rebuild my cross bike with a single front chainring and a 9 speed Shimano cassette and
was wondering if I can use an 8 speed chain on this setup? The reason I'm asking is that I have a
new 8 speed chains which will become obsolete with my current bike stable. I would like to use the
chains if I can. I know the cassette cogs are the same on 7,8,& 9 speeds but the spacers are
different. I was wondering if the 8 sp chain would actually fit between the spacers and cogs across
the range.

Thanks, Will
 
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Dvt

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Will Wong wrote:
> I'm about to rebuild my cross bike with a single front chainring and a 9 speed Shimano cassette
> and was wondering if I can use an 8 speed chain on this setup?

I've used 8-speed chains on a 9-speed Shimano system with no noticeable flaws in operation. That's
one data point. Of course, maybe I just got lucky...

Dave dvt at psu dot edu
 
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Cy Galley

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I am using an 8 speed chain on my 9 speed. Works fine.

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"Will Wong" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
> I'm about to rebuild my cross bike with a single front chainring and a 9 speed Shimano cassette
> and was wondering if I can use an 8 speed chain on this setup? The reason I'm asking is that I
> have a new 8 speed chains which will
become
> obsolete with my current bike stable. I would like to use the chains if I can. I know the cassette
> cogs are the same on 7,8,& 9 speeds but the
spacers
> are different. I was wondering if the 8 sp chain would actually fit
between
> the spacers and cogs across the range.
>
> Thanks, Will
 
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