Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.

New: Take part in the September Giveaway for the Phantom XR electric bicycle from Life EV


replacement chain
#1
Hi, I need to replace the chain and cassette on my 21 speed ATB. I have always replaced my chains with Sachs Sedis rather than Shimano Hyperglide, as the Sedis is far smoother, changes flawlessly, lasts ages etc. Time has move on since I last bought one 6 years ago and they seem to no longer exist! Can anyone recommend a replacement please? I have seen Sram chains online but they look like Hyperglides with the connecting pin, which I don't want. Thanks in advance guys.
If you don't think every day is a good day, just try missing one!
  Reply
#2
(07-13-2020, 11:35 AM)Dorminhoca Wrote:  Hi, I need to replace the chain and cassette on my 21 speed ATB. I have always replaced my chains with Sachs Sedis rather than Shimano Hyperglide, as the Sedis is far smoother, changes flawlessly, lasts ages etc. Time has move on since I last bought one 6 years ago and they seem to no longer exist! Can anyone recommend a replacement please? I have seen Sram chains online but they look like Hyperglides with the connecting pin, which I don't want. Thanks in advance guys.

Hi. How about KMC chains?
Autobahn
  Reply
#3
(07-13-2020, 11:35 AM)Dorminhoca Wrote:  Hi, I need to replace the chain and cassette on my 21 speed ATB. I have always replaced my chains with Sachs Sedis rather than Shimano Hyperglide, as the Sedis is far smoother, changes flawlessly, lasts ages etc. Time has move on since I last bought one 6 years ago and they seem to no longer exist! Can anyone recommend a replacement please? I have seen Sram chains online but they look like Hyperglides with the connecting pin, which I don't want. Thanks in advance guys.

By "connecting pin" do you mean the special "removable" link/"master" link?
👍for KMC, but the ones l have use their "missing link" in order to "break" the chain. I have had no issues with them. I just recently put a SRAM chain on an old 70s steel frame 5 speed rear and it helped the shifting performance while being utilized with very old shifting equipment.
Take care,
Jesper

"I am become Death, the destroyer of bicycles." NJS
  Reply
#4
(07-16-2020, 06:12 PM)G_M Wrote:  
(07-13-2020, 11:35 AM)Dorminhoca Wrote:  Hi, I need to replace the chain and cassette on my 21 speed ATB. I have always replaced my chains with Sachs Sedis rather than Shimano Hyperglide, as the Sedis is far smoother, changes flawlessly, lasts ages etc. Time has move on since I last bought one 6 years ago and they seem to no longer exist! Can anyone recommend a replacement please? I have seen Sram chains online but they look like Hyperglides with the connecting pin, which I don't want. Thanks in advance guys.

Hi. How about KMC chains?
Hi, oh yes I had forgotten about KMC. I have used them years ago and had forgotten all about them. They are good chains. thanks.

(07-17-2020, 05:45 AM)Jesper Wrote:  
(07-13-2020, 11:35 AM)Dorminhoca Wrote:  Hi, I need to replace the chain and cassette on my 21 speed ATB. I have always replaced my chains with Sachs Sedis rather than Shimano Hyperglide, as the Sedis is far smoother, changes flawlessly, lasts ages etc. Time has move on since I last bought one 6 years ago and they seem to no longer exist! Can anyone recommend a replacement please? I have seen Sram chains online but they look like Hyperglides with the connecting pin, which I don't want. Thanks in advance guys.

By "connecting pin" do you mean the special "removable" link/"master" link?
👍for KMC, but the ones l have use their "missing link" in order to "break" the chain. I have had no issues with them. I just recently put a SRAM chain on an old 70s steel frame 5 speed rear and it helped the shifting performance while being utilized with very old shifting equipment.

Hi Yes connecting pin / master link. On the hyperglide chains they used to sit slightly proud if I remember rightly. Going to try the KMC chain though, as I had forgotten all about them. Have had one years ago and it was a really good chain. thanks
If you don't think every day is a good day, just try missing one!
  Reply
#5
(07-13-2020, 11:35 AM)Dorminhoca Wrote:  Hi, I need to replace the chain and cassette on my 21 speed ATB. I have always replaced my chains with Sachs Sedis rather than Shimano Hyperglide, as the Sedis is far smoother, changes flawlessly, lasts ages etc. Time has move on since I last bought one 6 years ago and they seem to no longer exist! Can anyone recommend a replacement please? I have seen Sram chains online but they look like Hyperglides with the connecting pin, which I don't want. Thanks in advance guys.

There are Sachs Sedis chains available on eBay and like sites; new and used. You need to be specific on size and minimum length.
Take care,
Jesper

"I am become Death, the destroyer of bicycles." NJS
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread
Author
Replies
Views
Last Post
 
7,123
03-30-2013, 12:02 PM
Last Post: 1FJEF
 
9,026
09-10-2010, 09:58 AM
Last Post: ezdoesit
 
8,182
04-21-2010, 08:36 PM
Last Post: GeorgeET

Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
Interesting Discovery - Electric Fatbike
Today 12:31 AM
Modifying your eBike
Today 12:22 AM
Bike shop labor charges
Yesterday 10:07 PM
Best continent for cycle touring? ...Eur...
Yesterday 09:50 AM
What's the deal with hybrid bikes?
Yesterday 09:47 AM
Mechanical "locking" sound and there's r...
Yesterday 09:45 AM
Unknown bike
Yesterday 05:49 AM
New Member
Yesterday 05:34 AM
Upgrading from 10 to 11 Speed...New Shif...
Yesterday 04:05 AM
Saronni Colnago Critrium Frame set
Yesterday 12:50 AM

[-]
Join BikeRide on Strava
Feel free to join if you are on Strava: www.strava.com/clubs/bikeridecom

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. ReapThaWhirlwind
23 posts
no avatar 2. Criminal
13 posts
no avatar 3. Jason @ect
10 posts
no avatar 4. Jesper
8 posts
no avatar 5. Ride with Me
6 posts