Bicycle Mechanics - What chain for 3-speed cassette?
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I have an old Motobecane childrens road bike with a 3-speed cassette (err....freewheel?) on the rear, and a double up front.
Would an 8-speed chain work OK for this setup?
03-10-09, 04:24 PM
03-10-09, 05:19 PM
It's a freewheel and another yes.
03-10-09, 09:25 PM
Depends on age I suspect. If the 8 speed chain seats on the sprockets fully it should be fine. Otherwise try a wider chain. The bike appears to be too new to require a 1/8" chain which is what original derailleur 3 speeds used pre WW2 I have read.
Great, thanks for the help.
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