Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Chain compatability question
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10-30-09, 01:39 PM
Hey guys ...
This is a pretty n00b question, but here goes:
Can I run a 1/8" chain on my freewheel which is supposed to be for 3/32" chains? I think the answer is yes, but I wanted to check.
10-30-09, 01:42 PM
Bigger chain on smaller teeth is fine. Other way around doesn't work so hot.
11-01-09, 02:21 PM
yep, you're fine.
11-01-09, 04:52 PM
As long as it's a single freewheel. If you have multiple cogs the chain won't seat properly.
11-01-09, 04:55 PM
I have a 1/8" chain on a 1/8" chainring and 3/32" freewheel. Works fine.
11-02-09, 10:12 AM
There is a bit more to it. If you are running a 3/32" chain, you want an 8-speed (or 7 or 6... anything lower)--- not a narrow 9-10-11-12 speed chain.
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