Best Chain for Haluzak Horizon?



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Tom Pawlik

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I want to replace my chain on my recumbent. I have a KMC super narrow model which originally came on
my bike. I have a Shimano Deore 9sp derailluer with Bar Con shifters. I called my local bike shop
for a replacement and was told to get a Sram PC58. I was a little nervous about this as this chain
is made for 8 sp clusters. When I got home, I measured out the demensions of the inner link and
outer one. I got .255 " for the outer one and .160 inner link widths on my OLD chain. On the new
chain, .255" Outer link width and .165" Inner link width. Also on both chains, the inside surface is
curved the same of the outer links. I figure the chain sould work. Am I correct?
 
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Rorschandt

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Tom Pawlik <[email protected]> wrote in news:[email protected]:

> local bike shop for a replacement and was told to get a Sram PC58. I was a little nervous about
> this as this chain is made for 8 sp clusters. When I got home, I measured out the demensions of
> the inner link and outer one. I got .255 " for the outer one and .160 inner link widths on my OLD
> chain. On the new chain, .255" Outer link width and .165" Inner link width. Also on both chains,
> the inside surface is curved the same of the outer links. I figure the chain sould work. Am I
> correct?
>

Perhaps they meant to sell you the SRAM PC59, for 9 speed cogs. That is what I use.

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Tom Pawlik

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Today I went on a 35 mile ride. My 'bent seem to shift ok on most of the gears except on my 11tooth
gog. Maybe all I have to do is to readjust my derailuer stop for my high gear. I when I called the
bike shop, I made it a point to mention that I did have a 9sp setup, but he still said that it would
work. I trust this guy as he was pretty good with other problems I had in the past. BTW, how does
your PC59 work on your 'bent? I noticed that the shifts seem a little snappier than with the KMC
chain in my low gears.

On Sat, 20 Sep 2003 12:53:11 -0500, rorschandt <[email protected]> wrote:

>Tom Pawlik <[email protected]> wrote in news:[email protected]:
>
>> local bike shop for a replacement and was told to get a Sram PC58. I was a little nervous about
>> this as this chain is made for 8 sp clusters. When I got home, I measured out the demensions of
>> the inner link and outer one. I got .255 " for the outer one and .160 inner link widths on my OLD
>> chain. On the new chain, .255" Outer link width and .165" Inner link width. Also on both chains,
>> the inside surface is curved the same of the outer links. I figure the chain sould work. Am I
>> correct?
>>
>
>Perhaps they meant to sell you the SRAM PC59, for 9 speed cogs. That is what I use.
 
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Don

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My Leprechaun HR came with a PC-51 chain and a 9sp Shimano HG-70 cogset. I bought the bike directly
from Haluzak since they are only about 1.5 hours away. When I asked someone from Haluzak about an
8sp chain on a 9sp cogset they said the dimension differences were not sifnificant. Maybe that was
for a recumbent and it is more important for a DF, I do not remember the specifics. I do remember
that had a bulk reel of the chain.

Anyway, I am still riding the same chain and cogset 4800 miles later. Shifts great and runs very
quietly. Don
 
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Rorschandt

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Tom Pawlik <[email protected]> wrote in news:[email protected]:

> Today I went on a 35 mile ride. My 'bent seem to shift ok on most of the gears except on my
> 11tooth gog. Maybe all I have to do is to readjust my derailuer stop for my high gear. I when I
> called the bike shop, I made it a point to mention that I did have a 9sp setup, but he still said
> that it would work. I trust this guy as he was pretty good with other problems I had in the past.
> BTW, how does your PC59 work on your 'bent? I noticed that the shifts seem a little snappier than
> with the KMC chain in my low gears.

I have no real fair comparison. I've another bike with a Shimano chain, really don't notice any
difference. The SRAM may be a bit quieter.

rorschandt

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anger or hatred wish harm to another. Even as a mother at the risk of her life watches over and
protects her only child, so with a boundless mind should one cherish all living things,
 
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