I have read on some threads that a 8 versus 9 speed chain is a minimum for a ss set up. Please advise.
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The 9 speed shimano dura ace chain is very very strong. As long as you buy mid-level or above, 8 or 9 speed chains should work well, assuming they fit on your cogs.
I have a slightly used Durace from when my setup was a gearie. I am going to use a Niner cog and a Salsa chainring so I should be good to go on fit? I guess I will have to experiment with fit.
Why use a chain that is specially designed to fall off your chainrings? (It's a great chain otherwise)
A single speed specific chain is designed not to flex laterally and to stay on the rings.
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Works fine, I have been using a 10 speed chain for the last year.