8 speed chain with 9 speed cassette
I know that by the book you need a 9 speed chain on 9 speed drive, but I wondered if anyone has actually tried it – plenty of stuff that shouldn't work does.
As far as I can see, the difference is in the external width of the chain – pitch (as in link length) and internal width are the same.Posted 7 years ago
I prefer more than 'acceptable' thanks. I imagine I could get it to work if I had to, but I really, really don't see the point of even trying.
I could get my forks to work 'acceptably' with no oil in them. But they wouldn't be nice to use or last very long.
It's the same thing.
Do, or do not. There is no try. 8)Posted 7 years ago
You should try harder – or "do", as you say.
Sorry, I'm waaaaaay ahead of you there, pal!
Just in case you think I'm being snobby about this, I should mention that the last time I replaced my drivetrain I got 3 new chainrings, a nearly new X7 rear mech, a nearly new Deore cassette, a decent rear hub (I built the wheel myself using the old spokes and rim) and a new chain for £45.
Go on, beat that. I dare you. 🙂
I'm a real pro at doing things on a budget, but why cut your nose off to spite your face?Posted 7 years ago
But then why ask about it? Just do it and find out.
Because my mate gave me the bike as a frame and a carrier bag full of bits. The guy who had it before him had managed to fit the wrong mech hanger, and my mate had managed to lose the mech hanger bolts.
And beyond that, it hasn't got any wheels yet (still waiting on the post). And I haven't got an 8 speed powerlink. So just doing it wasn't particularly practical.Posted 7 years ago
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