Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: 40th, up in the 30th
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drive train build-up
I'm converting. It seems from what I've read that 1/8 is the preffered chain size. I prob should get a new chain anyways (as my old one, has years and years under its belt). I see that some people will leave their road chainring on (3/32?)and use it with the track/MB chain and cog size, and that this works. It makes more sense to me though to stick to one size.
I'm gonna have to cop a cog asap. Should I just stick with road size (3/32 or somethinglike that?). If I go to 1/8th, I don't want to have to spend like 75 dollars for a chainring. Can I go to a bike shop and get a run of the mill BMX chainring (as I've heard that run of the mill BMX chains are good)?...will that be a lot cheaper?
Also, on my old Peugeot road frame that I'm using, I have 1 inch of space in my dropouts. Should I not have any problem fitting most gear combinations with this amount of spacing. I'd like to figure out a combination without having to do much trial and error (aka..buying **** I can't use).