Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - chain?
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03-19-08, 02:48 PM
I am build a single speed form an old miyata and was wondering about chain.
I need to buy a chain and was wondering if a bmx 112 length work or do you need 114 lengths?
Or what is the best way to get a chain for such.
Thanks for the input ,
03-19-08, 02:58 PM
chain length will depend on gear ratio and bike geometry
EDIT: you might as well just go with the longer chain as you can take links out if necessary
03-19-08, 03:55 PM
112 should be enough for most single speeds. I'm running 48x18 on an old touring frame and I use 102 links.
Better approximation: (4 * length in inches from BB to rear axle) + (1/2 * chainring tooth count) + (1/2 * rear cog tooth count)
03-20-08, 03:15 PM
so then I could pick up a BMX chain and make it work .. thanks
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