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    Chain question

    I have a hardtail frame that I am "trying" to set up SS. XT crank and 32 ring, my old White ind rear wheelset and a conversion cog (could not afford an ENO investment), and a Singulator.
    What chain is best to use? Is it really possible to use a 1/2 link and dispense with the Singulator? If so, what chain is best for the 1/2 link?
    I'll bet that the 1/2 link has not proved itself a substitute for the "Singulator".

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    Stay with a 9spd chain, it will work fine with your XT ring.

    Spicer makes half-links for different chain widths, contact Gene and he'll hook you up. I used to use a 9spd chain with a half-link for a while to achieve enough chain tension without a tensioner.

    I still use 9spd chains on my rides, PC69 on the SS and PC99 on the gearie that's sitting on a corner gathering dust.

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    Yes and no...

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan
    I have a hardtail frame that I am "trying" to set up SS. XT crank and 32 ring, my old White ind rear wheelset and a conversion cog (could not afford an ENO investment), and a Singulator.
    What chain is best to use? Is it really possible to use a 1/2 link and dispense with the Singulator? If so, what chain is best for the 1/2 link?
    I'll bet that the 1/2 link has not proved itself a substitute for the "Singulator".
    The old style singleator did not play well with 1/8" chains. Surly says no problemo with the new style. Either way, <a href="http://aebike.com/site/page.cfm?PageID=30&Category=67"> AEBike </a> is a good source for the the half links; especially the 3/32" (7/8/9 speed) as last I checked Spicer was quite pricey.

    1G1G, Brad

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