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    SRAM Powerlink with Shimano?

    Has anyone used a SRAM Powerlink on a high end Shimano chain? I think Shimano chains run smoother, but I like the ability to remove my PC69 and get it really clean.
    If I could do that with Shimano, I'd be all set. If this can be done what would be a good
    Shimano 9spd. chain to run? I used to run an IG90 on my old 8spd drivetrain with a
    SRAM 5.0 cassette and it ran super smooth and shifted flawless.
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    I use a Powerlink with my PC-93 and it works just fine. Definitely recommended, makes cleaning WAY easier. Do a search, many people here have commented on this in the past, seems to be always favorable results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plazcek
    If this can be done what would be a good
    Shimano 9spd. chain to run? I
    CN7701. It is the dura ace/XTR 9spd chain, and it's well worth the $30-35 that it usually costs. Same weight as the more expensive sram PC99, and the CN7701 is ultra-strong. I've never broken one, but I've broken plenty of old-generation shimano and SRAM chains. The CN7701 has mushroom shaped-pins that make it next to impossible for the links to ever slide off, and the finish on the chain is also very good (cheaper chains sometimes have lesser finishes that tend to rust or wear quickly). I highly recommend this chain, it is well worth it.
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    Nobody's answered the question yet

    Yes. I have used a SRAM Powerlink on several different Shimano chains including XTR/Dura-Ace and it works fine.
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    Are you blind???

    Quote Originally Posted by Darkwing Duck
    Yes. I have used a SRAM Powerlink on several different Shimano chains including XTR/Dura-Ace and it works fine.

    "I use a Powerlink with my PC-93 and it works just fine. Definitely recommended, makes cleaning WAY easier. Do a search, many people here have commented on this in the past, seems to be always favorable results."
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    A pc-93 is a shimano chain.

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    I know, that's what he was asking about. Powerlink with Shimano chains.
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    I can see fine

    Quote Originally Posted by fred3
    "I use a Powerlink with my PC-93 and it works just fine. Definitely recommended, makes cleaning WAY easier. Do a search, many people here have commented on this in the past, seems to be always favorable results."
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    A pc-93 is a shimano chain.


    I have heard of a Shimano HG-93 chain. Never seen a PC-93. Must be something new.
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    Oops, you're right, I meant HG. Apologies....
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    Yeah it works fine. I did it for years. I still recommend using the shimano pin though. Properly installed it provides a more secure joint that the powerlink.

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    I use one on an xtr/dura ace chain, and have for many years. It works well with no problems.

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    It will be just fine since the chain will never see life beyond a certain point. The power link will provide enough security till the chain dies.
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    I'm doing it right now using a LX / HG73 chain. It works, but probably not as well as if you used the pin - but damn I'll take the ease of cleaning using the power link and risk chain failure. Will see how it goes though as this is the first time I'm trying it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem
    CN7701. It is the dura ace/XTR 9spd chain, and it's well worth the $30-35 that it usually costs.
    Actually JensonUSA has them for around $20, will be my next chain I order.
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    Eh?

    Quote Originally Posted by fred3
    A pc-93 is a shimano chain.
    Eh?

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    About that LX Chain

    How is that LX Chain for rust. I've read that they rust easily. Is this true?
    Nashbar has them for 9.99

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    Quote Originally Posted by plazcek
    How is that LX Chain for rust. I've read that they rust easily. Is this true?
    Nashbar has them for 9.99
    Won't rust if you live in a relatively dry enviroment and keep it lubed regularly. It has no sort of plating or treatment to prevent rust though. Only XT and XTR do.

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