Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
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Wrong Chain, Way wrong, over bought.. You need an 1/8" wide chain, probably ..
a 10 speed cassette has 10 cogs on it , and so you probably got the wrong crankset too too thin, and tooth profile is designed to shift off and onto.
all those Ramps pins and shortened teeth are shifting aides for the index systems.
see if you can exchange it for a Track Crank , or replace the thin aluminum chainring with a thicker one ..
I like Surly stainless steel Chainrings for single speed applications
the tooth profile is better as well as being more durable.
single speed stuff is thicker . 3/32 inch is more a 6,7,8 type chain if you need to adopt a derailleur chain..
but single speed by definition is not space limited , so a wide chain will be fine..
I use 3/32" chains on my Internal gear hub bikes ,
essentially a single speed drive train, externally.
Last edited by fietsbob; 09-17-10 at 11:34 AM.