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What chain would I want.

bigcol9bigcol9 Posts: 17
edited May 2009 in MTB workshop & tech
I'm trying to get my head around bikes after a very long time not riding.
I have a 21 speed bike. 3 sprockets on the crank and 7 on the cassette.
When I come to buying a chain I will need a 7 or higher speed chain, right?
Thank you!


  • chris281192chris281192 Posts: 189

    shimano 7 speed chains are quite cheap too

    It's not the will to win that matters...everyone has that. It's the will to prepare to win that matters.
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    7 or 8 speed chain (they are actually the same and work on 5 and 6 too). 9 spd wont work.
  • NorthwindNorthwind Posts: 15,475
    PS, get a SRAM one ;) After replacing 3 shimano 8-speed chains on my brother's courier race, I've just put on a SRAM one for the first time and even he can't destroy it with his Corrosion Touch.
    Uncompromising extremist
  • KonaKurtKonaKurt Posts: 720
    Personally, I strongly recommend KMC chains, who not only make Shimano and SRAM compatible cycle chains, but have been making them for various industrial uses for donkeys years. Their series of GOLD chains are especially nice, and very durable and corrosion resistant.

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