Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Question about bike chain..
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12-20-08, 01:10 AM
How can I tell if my bike takes a 1/8 or 3/32 chain? The chainring is a Rocket 42t and the freewheel (this is my single speed project, not my fixed gear) appears to be a no name brand. Both do not say what size chain is needed.
12-20-08, 01:49 AM
measure the chains width
12-20-08, 01:51 AM
That's the problem. This is a project bike, so there is no chain on it yet.
Is it safe to assume that since the chainring is for a bmx, that the chain needed is 1/8?
12-20-08, 02:21 AM
Any shop should be able to measure your freewheel and chainring in a few seconds for you and would definitely do it for free, if you were to buy a chain from them.
12-20-08, 02:26 AM
you can always run 1/8" chain on 3/32" drivetrain
with that said 1/8" is loud even with a good chainline and I would do what I can to run 3/32"
1/8" is loud even with a good chainline
12-20-08, 12:31 PM
Here we go again...
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