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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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    yes

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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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    it was the huge muscles that did it, i bet

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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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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by ou98dtbiggs
    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.

    -D
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by r-dub
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by trackandtrials
    trials riding. here's a company shot of my bike:

    http://www.adamantbike.com/index1.htm
    20"?

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    kids today...


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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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    Quote Originally Posted by brunning
    oh, and what do you bet someone busts on that unicrown fork before they comment on the lack of seat?
    unicrowns are fo suckas, holla.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by trackandtrials
    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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