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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 01-27-06, 05:21 PM   #1
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Chain Broke

Hey guys/gals I have been starting to ride fixed, and today my chain broke. I am using a 9 -speed cain and a 9speed crankset with the 2/32 cog in back. I know I have some huge muslces and all so I would not like to break another chain, can I use a 7speed or BMX chain instead for this setup? Thanks for the help.

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Old 01-27-06, 05:22 PM   #2
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yes, but it won't do anything about the poor installation that likely caused your first chain to break.
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Old 01-27-06, 05:25 PM   #4
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it was the huge muscles that did it, i bet
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Old 01-27-06, 05:37 PM   #5
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even a cheap chain is rated for several thousand newtons...unless you're a thousand pounds of muscle, your strength had nothing to do with it.
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Old 01-28-06, 05:23 AM   #6
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user error, read sheldon's article on chains. use an 8 speed SRAM, there's no way anyones strenght can brake a chain.
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On a ss where there's no derailleur to jam up the chain, you have to do something seriously silly to break a chain. Probably push a pin in too far, damage a side plate during installation etc. Unless it was a rusted-through chain you left out back in August, or some $1 chinese job
Moral: learn to assemble a chain or kick your mechanic in the balls.
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Hey guys/gals I have been starting to ride fixed, and today my chain broke. I am using a 9 -speed cain and a 9speed crankset with the 2/32 cog in back. I know I have some huge muslces and all so I would not like to break another chain, can I use a 7speed or BMX chain instead for this setup? Thanks for the help.

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oh yeah another thing, they don't make 2/32 fixed gear cogs. i could be wrong, but i seriously doubt there are any.
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Old 01-28-06, 07:40 AM   #9
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8-Speed chain it is, Could of pushed the pin too far, luckly I wasn't standing when it broke. The cog is prob. not 2/32 but the road size not the track size.
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If he converted a cassette hub to fixed that'd be the case that he could get 9 (hell even 10 spd) cogs to use.
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I started breaking chains on my trials bike due to micro-sized drivetrain (18t front cog, 15t rear). I switched to a KMC kool - they make a 3/32" version. They're not the stiffest chain, but I haven't had one break in 6 months.
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What kind of riding do you use a 18t front / 15t rear on?
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trials riding. here's a company shot of my bike:

http://www.adamantbike.com/index1.htm
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even a cheap chain is rated for several thousand newtons...unless you're a thousand pounds of muscle, your strength had nothing to do with it.
once you start thinking about the physics involved, the leverage caused by your cranks could possibly reach that.
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Old 01-28-06, 06:40 PM   #15
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trials riding. here's a company shot of my bike:

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oh, and what do you bet someone busts on that unicrown fork before they comment on the lack of seat?
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Old 01-28-06, 08:03 PM   #18
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oh, and what do you bet someone busts on that unicrown fork before they comment on the lack of seat?
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Don't ever use the seat so why put one on(or so I'm told). I've seen some kids do pretty sick things with one of those bikes...all torque...
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They're not the stiffest chain, but I haven't had one break in 6 months.
what do you mean by "stiffest chain"?
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