I like to use SedisSport, which was the first widely available bushingless chain. I think it was probably introduced in the early to mid 70's, but I don't hesitate to use it on late 60's bikes. On a highly original 60's/70's Italian bike I might use Regina or Everest for the sake of originality, although I think the SedisSport shifts better. On more recent bikes with European equipment, I like Sachs/SRAM chains, which are sort of descendants of SedisSport. Any SRAM chain advertised as handling 6, 7 or 8 speed seems to work OK on 5 and 6 speed FW's. I'm a little reluctant to use chains advertised as "10 speed" on the old stuff, maybe others have tried these.
Jerry Moos Big Spring, TX
Emanuel Lowi <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: For those of you (like me) who enjoy riding your 1960s-70s classics frequently, what are your opinions about using period-correct vintage chains (Regina Everest etc.) vs. more modern chains like bushingless SRAM? And why? If you use the newer chains, what do you recommend for old-style 5 or 6 speed freewheels.