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    Chains to use?

    Thanks for your previous replies to my: SRAM vs. SHIMANO.

    What about chains???
    Wipperman?
    Are they compatible with either Drivetrain?

    Thanks!

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    Yes. They'll work with either.
    Quote Originally Posted by dallas21
    Thanks for your previous replies to my: SRAM vs. SHIMANO.

    What about chains???
    Wipperman?
    Are they compatible with either Drivetrain?

    Thanks!

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    Whipperman's "powerlink" equivalent is a PITA, it's poorly designed. Remove w/o tools? lol..yeah right.

    I'm happy using shimano CN7701s, ultimately strong with the mushroom pivots, I've never broken one and they are as light as a sram PC99 hollow, but about $20 cheaper.

    There's nothing bad about the sram chains, I don't find them to be the strongest out there anymore, but you can disconnect the powerlink relatively easily (with some flat needle nose pliers) and let it soak in degreaser. Of course according to sram you shouldn't soak the chain in degreaser, which has really confused me. There's no way their "special lube" is going to stay on a chain through hundreds of miles, they are just smoking crack. I sell mostly sram chains due to the ease at which they can be removed and installed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dallas21
    Thanks for your previous replies to my: SRAM vs. SHIMANO.

    What about chains???
    Wipperman?
    Are they compatible with either Drivetrain?

    Thanks!
    Shimano parts, run a shimano chain. Simple.

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    I'm currently using a Shimano chain with a powerlink on one bike and a Sram PC990. I like the PC 990 more. Jenson has it for 35.00, which is very reasonable imo.

    One other note i'll make... The bike which has the sram chain also has a sram drivetrain. Maybe I'm crazy, but it seems to shift a bit more crisply and rub the F.DR much less now that I switched chains.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fred3
    Shimano parts, run a shimano chain. Simple.
    I'm not sure about a Shimano chain on a SRAM drivetrain, but I'm running a SRAM PC-99 on a Shimano drivetrain. Works perfectly for me.
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