SRAM link on Shimano HG??

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Joel Rose, May 24, 2003.

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  1. Joel Rose

    Joel Rose Guest

    I just purchased a SRAM Power Link Gold link for use with a Shimano HG 9 speed chain for ease of
    removal and cleaning,etc. Upon reading the fine print on the package, it states DO NOT attempt to
    use on chains other than SRAM - it says that the chain will fail. Should I be nervous to use this
    product or is this their ploy to get you to buy one of their suggested chains??

    Thanks for any advice,

    Joel
     
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  2. Jon Bond

    Jon Bond Guest

    "Joel Rose" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > I just purchased a SRAM Power Link Gold link for use with a Shimano HG 9 speed chain for ease of
    > removal and cleaning,etc. Upon reading the fine print on the package, it states DO NOT attempt to
    > use on chains other than SRAM - it says that the chain will fail. Should I be nervous to use this
    > product or is this their ploy to get you to buy one of their suggested chains??
    >
    > Thanks for any advice,
    >
    > Joel

    They're just covering their asses. It should be fine, I've seen a few myself, and I'm planing on
    doing it on my new bike.

    Jon Bond
     
  3. Cbike

    Cbike Guest

    I've been using these on my tandem, mountain, road and touring bikes for several years with no
    failures. Shimano or Sram chain makes no difference. One of the local purists with Shomano chais
    wasn't convinced a couple of years back however I've learned that after moving to another area he's
    now a Power Link fan. Charlie
     
  4. Joel Rose

    Joel Rose Guest

    Thanks. "Jon Bond" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > "Joel Rose" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > I just purchased a SRAM Power Link Gold link for use with a Shimano HG 9 speed chain for ease of
    > > removal and cleaning,etc. Upon reading the fine print on the package, it states DO NOT attempt
    > > to use on chains other
    than
    > > SRAM - it says that the chain will fail. Should I be nervous to use this product or is this
    > > their ploy to get you to buy one of their suggested chains??
    > >
    > > Thanks for any advice,
    > >
    > > Joel
    >
    > They're just covering their asses. It should be fine, I've seen a few myself, and I'm planing on
    > doing it on my new bike.
    >
    > Jon Bond
     
  5. That's just a bunch of Japanese bull. Shimano has been predicting disaster if anything other than
    Shimano is used on any of their products for years.

    I've hapilly been using the Craig Super link for decades on all sorts of Shimano (and other brands)
    chains without a single problem. Ever.

    May you have the wind at your back. And a really low gear for the hills! Chris

    Chris'Z Corner "The Website for the Common Bicyclist": http://www.geocities.com/czcorner
     
  6. Ken

    Ken Guest

    [email protected] (Chris Zacho "The Wheelman") wrote in news:9358-
    [email protected]:
    > That's just a bunch of Japanese bull. Shimano has been predicting disaster if anything other than
    > Shimano is used on any of their products for years.

    Are you saying the Shimano told SRAM what to print on the SRAM labels? SRAM is based in Chicago.
     
  7. Bill

    Bill Guest

    "Joel Rose" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > I just purchased a SRAM Power Link Gold link for use with a Shimano HG 9 speed chain for ease of
    > removal and cleaning,etc. Upon reading the fine print on the package, it states DO NOT attempt to
    > use on chains other than SRAM - it says that the chain will fail. Should I be nervous to use this
    > product or is this their ploy to get you to buy one of their suggested chains??
    >
    > Thanks for any advice,
    >
    > Joel
    >

    Works great, but carry a spare link. I have had one break. It was on a SRAM chain. I keep an old one
    in my seat bag just in case and last summer on the Blue Ridge Parkway it saved my day. Bill
     
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