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Different people gave me different answers on this one. If you want to fit 10spd chainrings with a 9spd groupset, what chain should you fit, i.e. will a 10spd chain work with the 9spd casette as it is, or do you need to replace the casette (or spacers), or do you use a 9spd chain?

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Whooosh...

 

The sound of that question passing waaaay over my ability to contribute!
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Kobie why would you want to use a 10 speed chain on a 9 speed drivetrain. I may be corrected but I doubt if it would work, The width of the sideplates is smaller than an nine speed. I think te chain may jam. Also what I well know is that you cannot use a nine speed on a ten speed. This will definitely jam. Most cassettes are riveted and only the smaller sprockets have spacers.

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Kobie.

 

Best advice I can give is to take the plunge and get a 10sp groupo.  You can get something from about R3.5k and up which it not that bad.  That way you know you will not have issues!

 

Good luck
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oops, copied that pic and there seems to be some imbedded Java script.

 

Can a mod remove the script or delete the pic? sorryEmbarrassed
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I was building a bike for my son a little while back and somehow got chains mixed up. Had a 10 spd chain on a 9 speed groupset and it made a hell of a racket from the cassette and gear changing definitely wasn't lekker. Changed the chain to a 9 speed and it solved the problem. So I would say that if you really need to mix then you should use a 9 speed to match the cassette - but the front deraileur / gear change might not be too smooth.

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My 9sp chainrings were shot and I bought 10sp chainrings on the hub. My 9sp casette is relatively new, so no need to replace. I asked the question because the chain kept on slipping in between the rings when changing from big to small. 9sp Chain works 100% if you put the rings on right way around.

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Does anyone know where I can get a KMC MissingLink10 in SA (same as SRam Powerlink, but for 10 speed)

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Kobie. A 10sp chain works better than a 9sp chain on a 9sp drive train. Shifts are smoother and quicker so you can just replace the chain with a 10sp one.

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For KMC Gold and silver chains contact

Paul at Triangle Sports

Tel. +27 (0) 41 581 7990

Fax. +27 (0) 41 581 4553

e-mail: paul@triangle.cc

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