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1/8" Chain with 3/32" parts.
Ok, I apologize in advance if this is an incredibly stupid question, but I don't usually post in this forum, and couldn't find anything with the search.
Can somebody give me a reasonable explanation why BMX'ers (as far as I know) always use 1/8" chains, but a majority of the freewheels and chainrings(and chainwheels), utilize 3/32", at least in the catalogs that I've checked?
Also, I'm a mechanic, and work in a bike shop, so I don't need an over-simplified answer, I'm just curious about the wild world of BMX.