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Old 10-24-2011, 07:00 PM
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Default Re: What type of chain do I have??

back in the day- road racing through the seventies- I used to change a chain several times a season- they get gritty and they actually stretch with use-

the basic rule has always been you cant run a new chain on a worn cog, and vice versa because it wants to skip- on a deraileur chain at least

A road bike had a 5 cog in the back when I started and then went to six- but the chain still stayed the same size-
after that they got even more exotic and went to seven, eight and nine speeds

Fine- but too exotic and the chains then got too expensive- for something that has to be routinely changed
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