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    8 speed chain on a 9 speed chain ring?

    Just ordered a Forte SS Conversion kit. I'll need to use a 8 speed chain for it to work. I've been looking around and its pretty hard to find an 8 speed 4 bolt chainring. Would I be able to run an 8 speed chain on a 9 speed chainring?? thanks a ton

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    yes. i bet a 9 speed chain would work too.

    read more here:
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    Both 8 and 9 speed chain would work. It is more important to use new chain with your new cog and chainring to maximalise their lifespan then the number of speeds. IMO 8speed chains work better and last longer.

    8 speed chainring with 4 bolt? surly or on-one stainless steel!

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    Ya it should work. I have a 9spd chain ring and I'm pretty sure the original chain I got my bike w/ was an 8spd. I'm running a 9 now but both worked fine

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    yup it will work. i use an 8 spd chain with a raceface NW chainring and a shimano freewheel.
    Rigid SS 29er
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    Fat Lefty
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    Full Sus 29er (Yuck)

    Stop asking how much it weighs and just go ride it.

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