8 speed chain options

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PhilWalterNZ
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by PhilWalterNZ

I know there is not going to be a lot of choice, but are there any nice light options on 8 speed chains ?

got a SRAM PC850 on an old bike running downtube shifters. I've also read its possible I could run a 9 speed chain.

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by bm0p700f

KMC 8 speed SL chain is about as good as it gets. 8 speed chains are never going to be light. Even 9 speed chains are not that light.

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by bikerjulio

Run a 9-spd. It will be quieter and shift better.
There's sometimes a buggy.
How many drivers does a buggy have?

One.

So let's just say I'm drivin' this buggy...
and if you fix your attitude you can ride along with me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GekiIMh4ZkM

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by PhilWalterNZ

Okay, thanks. I can see a KMC 9 speed SL chains for sale, but not an 8 speed version. Hopefully 9 speed will work okay.

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by kman

I was going to suggest the KMC X9SL or whatever it is. Should work fine.
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