what chain to get

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  1. Canzures

    Canzures New Member

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    i'm a newb when it comes to working on my bike but i'm trying. I have a set of tire repair kit (seat bag, tube, patch kit, allen set, multitool). all i need now is a replacement chain for that long back country ride. I'm looking for a chain and noticed the different specs such as: 10speed, 9 speed and 8 speed specific.

    what do I have? i have a double chainring compact with an 8 speed cassete(8 different cogs on the rear). so which replacement chain should I get? also is there a chain that doesn't require a chain tool to replace?

    what about this, it seems like it doesn't require a chain tool for replacement:
    http://www.rei.com/product/761160

    thanks for all the help,
    chris
     
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  2. threaded

    threaded New Member

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    SRAM PC-68 (although someone told me it isn't made any more, the shops still sell me them, so I guess you want it's replacement.)
     
  3. PeterF

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    I pciked up one at Jenson USA for a winter project bike. $12 for the PC830.
     
  4. PeterF

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    it won't require a tool to install, but you may need to remove a few links which will require a tool.
     
  5. Solanog

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    Could a 9 or 10 speed chain be used in a 8speed drivetrain? What would be the consequences?
     
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    Could a 9 or 10 speed chain be used in a 8speed drivetrain? What would be the consequences?
     
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    You may try, but in 98% cases you'll find out that the chain doesn't even climb onto the sprocket. The sprocket is too large for the 10 sp chain...
     
  8. Canzures

    Canzures New Member

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    thanks for the help....now I know that our dravetrain is determined by the number of sprockets in the cassette. thanks
     
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