Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - 3/32 cog & 3/32 chain with 1/8 crankset
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05-29-10, 12:58 AM
gotta EAI 3/32 cog . wanna buy sugino messengers from my LBS but they only got the crankset in 1/8. i told the guy i had a 3/32 cog and 3/32 chain and he said the 1/8 cranks would still fit nicee. is he right? or is that bs.
05-29-10, 01:03 AM
Is the LBS ran by monkeys...or did you misinterpreted what he said.
1/8" crank + 1/8" chain + 3/32" cog is fine, but 3/32" chain will not fit because it will be too narrow to fit onto the crankset.
1/8" and 3/32" both indicates how wide the chain is.
05-29-10, 01:04 AM
That is wrong. You will need an 1/8" chain to run those cranks.
If either of the components (Chanring/Cog) are 1/8" then you will need a 1/8" chain.
05-29-10, 04:50 PM
3/32" chain will not fit the Sugino 1/8" chainring on my SS frame. I have tried it. A 1/8" chain is cheap and will work fine with the 3/32" rear cog.
Have the LBS monkey pull out the crankset and a 8 speed 3/32" chain and try to match them up.
05-30-10, 12:41 AM
mkkay. just told the guy about it, and all he said was "oh really? my bad" dumbass.
05-30-10, 07:46 AM
You should've called him on his bluff when he told you. Think about it. 3/32 is less than 1/8, which would be 4/32. Obviously something too thin can't fit onto something that's too wide.
it's disappointing that LBS workers can know so little
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