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    What chain for 3-speed cassette?

    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?

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    It's a freewheel and another yes.

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    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.
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    Great, thanks for the help.

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