Will this chain fit my 6 speed Uniglide

woodbine

Well-Known Member
Location
Bristol, UK
I have an old MTB with 6 speed Shimano Uniglide cassette and 3 x Biopace chainrings making 18 gears in total. Is the Shimano Altus HG40 6-7-8 speed chain the correct one? The pin lengths are the same as my KMC chain at 7.3mm. THanks for any advice.

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/shimano-altus-hg40-6-7-8-speed-chain/rp-prod38332

EDIT -

Or this one?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Racing-Bicycle-6-7-8-Speed-Chain-IG51-Shimano-Bike-Chain-MTB-116-links/402319377828?hash=item5dac1a85a4:g:OpoAAOSwasBe6IZh
 
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midlife

Guru
I thought uniglide chains were designed to work only with uniglide cogs ?
 
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woodbine

woodbine

Well-Known Member
Location
Bristol, UK
Thanks for your replies. There are Uniglide chains out there, but the price is stupid. £80/$110 approx.

And have a chain breaker already.
 

andrew_s

Guru
Location
Gloucester
Replacement uniglide cassettes are virtually unobtainable, so it's worth changing chain at about 0.5% wear.

Once a new chain won't run on the cassette, you can also split it and reverse the sprockets (other than the screw on top gear) to effectively return it to new.
 
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