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Old August 27th 04, 06:06 AM
heedcase
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I need to replace the chain on my 85 Fuji Del Rey. I would like to
purchase online so I can have more choices. I don't know the proper
size to select.
It has a Sugino crank with 52/42 chainrings and 6 speed freewheel. How
about a little help.


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Old August 27th 04, 06:25 AM
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on 8/27/2004 1:06 AM heedcase said the following:

I need to replace the chain on my 85 Fuji Del Rey. I would like to
purchase online so I can have more choices. I don't know the proper
size to select.
It has a Sugino crank with 52/42 chainrings and 6 speed freewheel. How
about a little help.



My '85 Schwinn has nearly the same drive-train, except 52/40 crankset.
Original chain is 116 links.

Possible upgrade:
http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?sku=8101

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Old August 27th 04, 06:25 AM
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on 8/27/2004 1:06 AM heedcase said the following:

I need to replace the chain on my 85 Fuji Del Rey. I would like to
purchase online so I can have more choices. I don't know the proper
size to select.
It has a Sugino crank with 52/42 chainrings and 6 speed freewheel. How
about a little help.



My '85 Schwinn has nearly the same drive-train, except 52/40 crankset.
Original chain is 116 links.

Possible upgrade:
http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?sku=8101

--
David
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Old August 27th 04, 07:26 AM
Dan Daniel
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On Fri, 27 Aug 2004 15:06:10 +1000, heedcase
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I need to replace the chain on my 85 Fuji Del Rey. I would like to
purchase online so I can have more choices. I don't know the proper
size to select.
It has a Sugino crank with 52/42 chainrings and 6 speed freewheel. How
about a little help.


Your basic 3/32" chain will do it. In catalogs/internet, it will
probably be called 8-speed or 7/8 speed. Which is the same chain size
as 6 speed.

SRAM PC-48, or 58 if you like some chrome, or 68 if you like *all*
chrome (or whatever all that shiny stuff is on the chain links...)
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Old August 27th 04, 07:26 AM
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On Fri, 27 Aug 2004 15:06:10 +1000, heedcase
wrote:


I need to replace the chain on my 85 Fuji Del Rey. I would like to
purchase online so I can have more choices. I don't know the proper
size to select.
It has a Sugino crank with 52/42 chainrings and 6 speed freewheel. How
about a little help.


Your basic 3/32" chain will do it. In catalogs/internet, it will
probably be called 8-speed or 7/8 speed. Which is the same chain size
as 6 speed.

SRAM PC-48, or 58 if you like some chrome, or 68 if you like *all*
chrome (or whatever all that shiny stuff is on the chain links...)
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Old August 27th 04, 07:29 AM
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On Fri, 27 Aug 2004 15:06:10 +1000, heedcase
wrote:


I need to replace the chain on my 85 Fuji Del Rey. I would like to
purchase online so I can have more choices. I don't know the proper
size to select.
It has a Sugino crank with 52/42 chainrings and 6 speed freewheel. How
about a little help.


You can use any brand of chain that's rated for 6, 7 or 8 speeds.
There's nothing to be gained by going to a 9 speed chain, and they're
more expensive. I've had good results with SRAM and Shimano chains,
but I prefer the SRAM because in most cases, it's supplied with one of
their nifty connector links. The PC48 is economical and works well
for me.
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Old August 27th 04, 07:29 AM
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On Fri, 27 Aug 2004 15:06:10 +1000, heedcase
wrote:


I need to replace the chain on my 85 Fuji Del Rey. I would like to
purchase online so I can have more choices. I don't know the proper
size to select.
It has a Sugino crank with 52/42 chainrings and 6 speed freewheel. How
about a little help.


You can use any brand of chain that's rated for 6, 7 or 8 speeds.
There's nothing to be gained by going to a 9 speed chain, and they're
more expensive. I've had good results with SRAM and Shimano chains,
but I prefer the SRAM because in most cases, it's supplied with one of
their nifty connector links. The PC48 is economical and works well
for me.
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Typoes are a feature, not a bug.
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Old August 27th 04, 05:09 PM
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Dan Daniel wrote:

SRAM PC-48, or 58 if you like some chrome, or 68 if you like *all*
chrome (or whatever all that shiny stuff is on the chain links...)


Usually nickel. It's a good idea if you live somewhere wet and insist
on using "dry" lubes with no rust protecting abilities.
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Old August 27th 04, 05:09 PM
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Dan Daniel wrote:

SRAM PC-48, or 58 if you like some chrome, or 68 if you like *all*
chrome (or whatever all that shiny stuff is on the chain links...)


Usually nickel. It's a good idea if you live somewhere wet and insist
on using "dry" lubes with no rust protecting abilities.
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Old August 28th 04, 02:32 AM
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heedcase wrote:

I need to replace the chain on my 85 Fuji Del Rey. I would like to
purchase online so I can have more choices. I don't know the proper
size to select.
It has a Sugino crank with 52/42 chainrings and 6 speed freewheel. How
about a little help.


As others have said, any chain suitable for 6, 7, or 8 speed. But size
also includes length. Most any chain will be too long for your bike,
and needs to be shortened a few links to match your existing chain.
 




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