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    What chain to use?

    Im gonna upgrade my front derailleur to a Shimano Deore from a Shimano C051. I have to punch the chain cause it has no master link. Its also a crappy KMC Z -30 chain. I was wonderin if anyone had any suggestions on which chain would be best for my application.
    Current drive train listed below.

    DRIVETRAIN:
    SHIFTERS: Shimano EF29
    FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano C051 (Replacing w/ Deore)
    REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano Acera
    CRANKSET: SR XCC100 48/38/28
    CASSETTE: Shimano HG40 14-34, 7 speed
    CHAIN: KMC Z-30 (replacing w/ ?)
    PEDALS: Nylon platform

    Thanks,
    Sinkhole

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    SRAM pc68(for 8 spd drivetrain, but will likely work with your 7 spd).

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    re-use

    Is it not possible to re-use that chain?

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    A couple of things

    SRAM PC 48 chains work well and are cheaper than PC 68. You can buy a SRAM 8 speed powerlink to put your chain back together or use your chain tool to reassemble it. if it is been on your bike a while and is getting stretched replace it before it wears out your cassette and chainrings. See Mike T's FAQ for some good info. anhttp://www.execulink.com/~dtierney/wmc/faq.htm
    I got some bad ideas in my head.

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