new chain for old stumpjumper

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Sprool
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new chain for old stumpjumper

Postby Sprool » Wed Jan 16, 2013 18:19 pm

My old stumpjumper is well overdue for a new chain and possibly new cassette, I bought it second hand and I've had it 9 years now. I have a big ride coming up soon, 4 days, 220 miles, so i thought I'd better splash out on a new chain.
I don't know where to start with all the choice out there.
Its a 7-speed cassette. What do you recommend?

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Re: new chain for old stumpjumper

Postby Chunkers1980 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 18:31 pm

One that fits!

You will need a new cassette, check what type you got - freehub or free wheel.

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Re: new chain for old stumpjumper

Postby cooldad » Wed Jan 16, 2013 20:00 pm

KMC chain, whatever 7 speed cassette (or freewheel) is cheapest.
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Re: new chain for old stumpjumper

Postby 97th choice » Wed Jan 16, 2013 21:58 pm

I got a shimano hg 20 for my daughter's bike for 12 quid. Think the alvio cassette is even less.
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Re: new chain for old stumpjumper

Postby Sprool » Wed Jan 16, 2013 22:48 pm

aThis is probably a real Newb Q: are the chains all the same length? A lot I've seen are specific to 8/9/10 speed cassettes. I assume you can still get 7-speed ones, guess they must just be a bit wider!

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Re: new chain for old stumpjumper

Postby Sprool » Wed Jan 16, 2013 23:00 pm

How about cassettes - is HG41 11/28 ok? I don't know the product range or ranking, but theres plenty on the 'bay for £12 - £15.


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