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  1. andysklein14

    andysklein14 New Member

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    I have cycle dynamics cogs in an 8 speed shimano stye set up and would like recomendations for a chain that works best.thanks
     
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  2. kokopuffs

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    The SRAM PC58 would work well.
     
  3. coolworx

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    I second, third, and forth that suggestion....
    SRAM's powerlink takes ALL EXCUSES out of chain cleaning at least once a week (and after every especially mucky ride).

    If you don't know what a "powerlink" is... it's a link that you can 'break apart' with your bare hands, to take the chain off. And reattach with the same 'tools'. The link seems as strong as any 'regular' link - at least to me.
     
  4. kokopuffs

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    Go to GOOGLE.COM to find and visit SRAM's website. It's very informative.

    Also, for lubrication I strongly recommend Rock & Roll Extreme lube for mtb's. It lubes the best while leaving your chain the very cleanist - SPARKLING. Visit:

    http://www.rocklube.com/products_detail_oil.html
     
  5. coolworx

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    Ya ever wax, Koko?

    I buy the cheapest 9 speed SRAM chain, poach it in paraffin wax (with a few shots of dry graphite for flavor) for 20 mins or so. Then pull it out with tongs, run a clean rag down it once, and leave it to dry for another 20...

    Then I slap that baby on and take a quick spin to peel off any remaining exterior wax.

    Lasts for 400 miles with just tepid water cleanings (shaken in a 2L plastic bottle).

    And then I chuck it for the next cheap SRAM.
     
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    Ohhh! And don't forget to save your Powelink! Can't have enough of those buggers.
     
  7. kokopuffs

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    I'm not as an afficionado as you, Coolworx. And, are you suggesting that breakage occurs at the powerlink?
     
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    Not at all.. but I tend to lose those suckers
     
  9. kokopuffs

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    Are you suggesting discarding the chain after 400 miles, or just relubing it at that point?
     
  10. andysklein14

    andysklein14 New Member

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    Thanks for the advice on the Sram chains ,I will use the 58 but I am going to give the 9 speed hollow pin version a try also. What is the difference between the 89 and 99 hollow pin models?
     
  11. kokopuffs

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    Go visit SRAM's website for a comparitive description. I posted the URL above.
     
  12. andysklein14

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    thanks kokopuffs,Do you own a light bike?If so I'd be interested in knowing the set up. thanks,andy
     
  13. kokopuffs

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    Nope, it's a '94 Rockhopper with a stock 21 speed setup. I use a SRAM PC48 since I don't do extreme riding. Just asphalt and the easy trail around the lake.
     
  14. coolworx

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    I'm absolutely suggesting ditching the chain after 4 or 5 hundred miles.

    The $20 bucks is worth it to save your drivetrain. Even a 'minimally' worn chain will begin to eat cassettes and cogs.

    Think of it as an oil change.
     
  15. kokopuffs

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    Ooops, I didn't post it above. Here it is:

    www.sram.com
     
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    The Joy of Wax
     
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