I think the PC 58 is just a nickel-plated version of the PC 48. It runs well, wears well, shifts very well with both the older notched-tooth Regina and Atom freewheels and the SunTour Winners when used with Nuovo and Super Record mechs, is cheap ($12-$17) and has that cool little master link. It gets my vote as the rider chain of choice for both standard and narrow 5-7 speeds. As a narrow chain, it has the added advantage of giving a tad more clearance when using Campy Record front derailleurs. Getting a fat chain like a Regina Oro to not rub in top gear under heavy cranking on a short chainstay bike with a 6-speed cluster and pre-CPSC Record crank can be extremely difficult, if not impossible on some bikes. With a narrow chain like a PC 58, it's usually a piece of cake.
Steve Barner, Bolton, Vermont
> Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2004 20:39:31 -0700 (PDT)
> From: r cielec <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [CR]Chain Recommendation ?
> Ahoy !
> May I ask for your recommendations for chains? Common nstallation: Campag NR with 6p friction. Application: the faster rider (well, hopefully faster) so, a chain tending toward lither performance rather than blunt durability may be preferred.
> Someone suggested Sram PC 48. Yet, Sram web site has more bluster than content.
> Richard Cielec
> Chicago, Illinois