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Which chain and how

Postby Warnesy » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:18 am

Sorry but another in a long list of bike maintenance questions I'm likely to have.

The story so far is I splashed out for a new wheelset. Then it was suggested I get a new cassette for quick and easy swapping of wheels. Made sense so I picked up a 9 speed ultegra 6500 cassette, some tools etc.

I was bragging to a mate about my shiny new purchases that are winging there way here an he says you'll need a new chain as well. I say 'doh' do some googling and it turns out he was right.

So my questions are, what chain should I be on the lookout for (I'm guessing 9 speed shimano, but there are many differing types) and do I need anything in particular to install it. I have no doubt there will be some special tool I need.

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by BNA » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:53 am

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Re: Which chain and how

Postby Strawburger » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:53 am

Get a 9 speed kmc with the quick link. No special tools needed to swap out the chain. With the existing chain, take it to the lbs to break the old chain.
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Re: Which chain and how

Postby simonn » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:56 am

Any 9 speed chain will do. However, I would suggest you get one with a quick link, e.g. SRAM PC-950/970 or KMC x9.73/9.93.

Depending on the bicycle you will probably need to shorten the chain by a few links, see:



It's says "Mountain Bike chain", but it is exactly the same for road bikes.
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Re: Which chain and how

Postby Warnesy » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:22 pm

Thanks guys, will pick up a 9 speed chain and a quick link.
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Re: Which chain and how

Postby mxmort » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:13 pm

Always a good idea to change chain when u change sprockets
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