Chain upgrade

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by gorris1, Jul 8, 2005.

  1. gorris1

    gorris1 New Member

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    This may sound a bit silly but here go's.....
    I own a Giant Boulder mtb which i bought a few months back ( The first bike I've owned since 1979 :eek: )

    http://www.giant-bicycles.com/uk/030.000.000/030.000.000.asp?year=2005&model=10156

    I have already fitted a pair of shimano wheels said to be " 9 Speed " but they have 7 speed cassette with a spacer to match the 7 speed shifters.
    Due to a mate upgrading his bike , I have the chance to fit a Shimano 9 speed M750 cassette & a set of Shimano Deore STi Brake & Shifter Combo's.

    I've seen chains described as 7 speed / 9 speed etc so do I need to fit a new chain ?
    Also do you see any other problems ?

    Regards............... Gary.
     
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  2. boudreaux

    boudreaux New Member

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    Ya need a 9 speed chain with the 9 speed cassette.
     
  3. gorris1

    gorris1 New Member

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    Many thanks for that.
    Are 9 speed chains all the same ? i.e. Can I just buy any of the Shimano 9 speed chains ? ( They seem to have a few 9 speed chains with different claims for each !! )
     
  4. boudreaux

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    Sram has the esy to remove power link connector.
     
  5. Don Shipp

    Don Shipp New Member

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    Wipperman chains are very good and have a well designed "powerlink".
     
  6. daveornee

    daveornee New Member

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    SRAM is a great way to go. Even their least expensive chain comes with a link that makes installation, cleaning, re-installation very easy and goof-proof.
    http://www.sram.com/en/sram/mountain/chains/9speed/index.php
     
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