Chains & Clusters - Alternative Makers

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Chains & Clusters - Alternative Makers

Postby MountGower » Fri Jul 06, 2007 2:38 pm

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by BNA » Fri Jul 06, 2007 2:55 pm

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Postby LuckyPierre » Fri Jul 06, 2007 2:55 pm

Does this compatability chart help at all?
If you've gone through two chains on the one cassette, then I would consider replacing both now. SRAM and KMC make Shimano compatible chains and SRAM make Shimano compatible cassettes.
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Postby mikesbytes » Fri Jul 06, 2007 3:23 pm

If you are on your second chain, then it is probably a combination of the chain and cassette, which would explain the shorter life of the second chain.

At the moment the AU is good, have a look at mail order from PBK and T7 or where ever.
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Postby MountGower » Fri Jul 06, 2007 4:28 pm

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Postby MichaelB » Fri Jul 06, 2007 4:43 pm

My bike currently has a HG-73 chain (Shimano front chainrings and SRAM rear cluster) and I have just clocked 2,000km.

The chain has been oiled regularly, taken off and washed twice, and appears to be fine.

All the km have been on the road and involved climbs as well as flats.

Seems like I may have only another 1,000km in it ?
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Postby mikesbytes » Fri Jul 06, 2007 4:49 pm

What you can do is replace the chain and if its still slipping after a week, then replace the cluster as well.
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Postby gururug » Fri Jul 06, 2007 4:54 pm

I've done 2500 on my shimano 10speed chain and there is minimal stretch. 1-2mm. I wonder if your excessive wear comes down to cleaning / riding conditions and style.

Do you use the extreme gear combinations much?
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