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> Cletus and Robert, thanks for the replies. Further question, do either of you have first hand
> experience using the devices you mentioned on a Shimano chain.
I have used a 'removable link' in Shimano chain without problems. It was not Craig. AFAIK, Craig is
the only one that specifically is advertized for Shimano. KMC uses a MasterLink, SRAM Calls theirs a
PowerLink. Cheap, lowend and Shimano chains do not come with a 'removable link' Shimano says that
because of close tolerances, their link pins are not safe to reuse and a special link pin must be
used to reconnect a chain.
> I found an advertisement, for example, on the Sram Power link that said the manufacturer
> recommended that it not be used on other chains.
That is legal CYA so they don't get sued if it causes a failure.
Note: the width of the link MUST match the chain. 7-8 spd are wider and inconpatible with 9 spd.
> I really want to go with one of these things because of the ability to remove the chain and clean
> it, but sure don't want to mess up $80 worth of chain.
You won't 'mess up' and $80 chain, just the $5 link. And SRAM are cheaper and easier to deal with
Places like JensonUSA can sell 2-3 std length chains cheaper than the 11-ft equivalent from places
like HostelShoppe. I just Ordered two new SRAM PC-99 from JensonUSA. I have enough left over new
PC-99 from the last order that can make up a full Recumbent chain. SRAM come with an included
PowerLink which makes them a real bargain.
BTW this ad copy for hollow pin got my eye. Especially "adds the exciting feature of hollow chain
pins" Some how I think this is excitement I can live without.
SRAM PC-99 9 SP CHAIN $25 The ultimate 9 speed chain. Smooth shifting, and compatible with SRAM,
Campagnolo®, or Shimano® systems. Road or off-road, 2x9 or 3x9, this chain is ready for competition
at the highest level. SRAM PC99 HOLLOW PIN CHAIN $27 SRAM's PC99 hollow pin chain is everything
you've come to expect from a SRAM chain - durable, quiet, and strong, and adds the exciting feature
of hollow chain pins for even more weight reduction.
Cletus D. Lee Bacchetta Giro Lightning Voyager http://www.clee.org
- Bellaire, TX USA -