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SS chain choice?
« on: August 26, 2008, 11:16:41 AM »
what chain are you SSers using?

I need one that is a little bigger to accomidate my selection of cogs

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Re: SS chain choice?
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2008, 11:28:39 AM »
bigger ???

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Re: SS chain choice?
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2008, 11:38:43 AM »
the 20 won't quite fit - and there is still room left when I go 16 - so i need one a link or 2 longer

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Re: SS chain choice?
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2008, 11:47:38 AM »
The Zerich would fit my 16-22T cogs fine.  The 22T was all the way to the front and very little room for tire clerance on frame.  I am now on SRAM SS PG-1 chain and when cut to same number of links as my previous one, it fits my 16-19 just fine.  But if I want 20-22, I have to add two links.  No biggie on the SRAM SS since it comes with a quick release.

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Re: SS chain choice?
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2008, 01:22:04 PM »
I have the SRAM as well - Mind you it isn;t installed yet, but that is the chain.  gotta love those quick links.
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Re: SS chain choice?
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2008, 01:36:20 PM »
I have the SRAM as well - Mind you it isn;t installed yet, but that is the chain.  gotta love those quick links.

you had the same issue with a 20t on your rig eh?  they didn't make the chain length so that you can use 20 - if they would have made the 18 right in the middle, you could go 16-20 (what i am planning on doing)

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Re: SS chain choice?
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2008, 02:11:19 PM »
Maybe go with 2 chains...one optimized in length for hilly trails and another for flat-ish riding.
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Re: SS chain choice?
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2008, 02:32:36 PM »
Maybe go with 2 chains...one optimized in length for hilly trails and another for flat-ish riding.

what if somebody was able to come up with a chain and system that would let you use multiple gears and just go between them with ome sort of shifting device?

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Re: SS chain choice?
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2008, 02:42:28 PM »
Pick up the colored KMC chains so you can have different colors for different occasions...kinda like a 'mood' chain...pink for when you feel like a wuss, blue for when you didn't get any last night, red when you're mad, gold for when you get a raise, etc  :D

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Re: SS chain choice?
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2008, 03:41:11 PM »
Maybe go with 2 chains...one optimized in length for hilly trails and another for flat-ish riding.

FACTORe - another question  ???  ;)

Listen to BillT... actually, I have 3 chains, 1 for each cog that I use (17,18 and 20), not because of length issues but to match the wear pattern.  From your posts I think you're using cheapo aluminum cogs, so this is even more important for you.  SRAM PC850s are cheap ($12 at Jenson, sometimes they have it at $8 and I buy a few)

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Re: SS chain choice?
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2008, 04:04:51 PM »
Maybe go with 2 chains...one optimized in length for hilly trails and another for flat-ish riding.

FACTORe - another question  ???  ;)

Listen to BillT... actually, I have 3 chains, 1 for each cog that I use (17,18 and 20), not because of length issues but to match the wear pattern.  From your posts I think you're using cheapo aluminum cogs, so this is even more important for you.  SRAM PC850s are cheap ($12 at Jenson, sometimes they have it at $8 and I buy a few)

If I do that, I can change them out without having to adjust my EBB that much which in turn keeps my fit close to the same for each gear - that is the downside to an EBB if you are using just 1 chain

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Re: SS chain choice?
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2008, 04:11:21 PM »
It seems like the chains are cheap enough to have a couple set at the proper length.
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Re: SS chain choice?
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2008, 04:56:45 PM »
It seems like the chains are cheap enough to have a couple set at the proper length.

that is what I am going to do - I just didn't know if i needed a SS specific chain or just the same type of chain i use on a gearie

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Re: SS chain choice?
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2008, 08:15:40 AM »
It all really depends on how wide your cogs are if you are using 1/8" cogs you should use a 1/8" chain if you are using 3/32" cogs use a 3/32" chain but having multiple chains for your different cogs would be most beneficial.
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Re: SS chain choice?
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2008, 09:45:33 AM »
I have two KMC's (not for weight weenies), one for 17/18T and one for 20/21T.
SRAM PC-1 is about 75 gms lighter but I broke one on my ghetto 26er so durable, heavy and cheap is good for me.

 

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