9 speed chain-5 speed freewheel?
A quick question.Why will a 9 speed chain not work on a 5 speed freewheel?It fits over the cogs just fine.
My 5 speed chain has narrow openings of .100,wide openings of .180-the 5 speed cogs are about .075 thick.The 9 speed chain has narrow openings of .085" wide about .165".There would be just .010" of clearance on the cogs-is that the problem?
When I just drape the 9 speed chain over the cogs,it seems fine.Of course,shifting will probably be something else.
Why would I bother?It would be nice to just have to fool with one size chain.Thanks.Charlie