Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Some more newbie build questions...
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06-11-06, 09:32 PM
Does it matter what kind of chain I have on my fixie? I have an old index chain and was wondering if i can just use that? If its not a good idea, what should i be looking for, bmx?
The wheels that I have coming inthe mail are spaced at 120mm however my frame is 126mm. Can I still use the wheels as is or should I add spacers?
What is the best location for the chainring? inner or outer mounting?
06-11-06, 09:34 PM
only thing you need to worry about is 1/8" vs 3/32. Just dont use 9 or 10speed chain, not that you would.
i'm going to assume the bike is a conversion. You can reuse the old chain if you shorten it (you got a 3/32 cog, right?). If you have a steel frame, bending the rear triangle to make it fit won't be a problem. If its an aluminum frame, get the spacers or chaintugs. Typically, the inner position on a road double, or the middle position on a road triple will give you the best chainline. You may still need to get a new bottom bracket to get the chainline perfect. If you bought track cranks, they are made to use the outer postion.
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