Re: [CR]chain chain chain


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Date: Wed, 31 May 2006 12:49:38 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]chain chain chain
To: Emanuel Lowi <lowiemanuel@yahoo.ca>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <20060531191950.7980.qmail@web50501.mail.yahoo.com>


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.

Regards,

Jerry Moos Big Spring, TX

Emanuel Lowi <lowiemanuel@yahoo.ca> 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.

Emanuel Lowi
Montreal, Quebec