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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 05-16-07, 09:47 AM   #1
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running 3/32 ring and 1/8 chain and cog?

No big deal? does it help with chainline? should I get matching stuff instead?

thanks.
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Old 05-16-07, 09:49 AM   #2
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It should work fine
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Old 05-16-07, 10:18 AM   #3
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works just fine I've been running this setup for over a year now
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Old 05-16-07, 10:22 AM   #4
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I hear it works fine and that it's better than 1/8" chain on a 3/32" cog, because the big round ring does a better job of keeping the chain in line.
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Old 05-16-07, 10:34 AM   #5
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totally fine. i've done it before.
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Old 05-16-07, 11:13 AM   #6
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Yup, same here.
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Old 05-16-07, 12:32 PM   #7
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I haven't had any problems with this setup.
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Old 05-16-07, 01:45 PM   #8
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its what im running now
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Had that setup on my last bike (since jacked).
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Im riding this set up too, and have been riding it without a problem for sometime. Is it a good idea though to switch my ring to an 1/8? for say.. chain life/chain wear? ring ware.. etc?
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Old 05-16-07, 03:51 PM   #11
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Im riding this set up too, and have been riding it without a problem for sometime. Is it a good idea though to switch my ring to an 1/8? for say.. chain life/chain wear? ring ware.. etc?
i was actually wondering which chain lasts longer 1/8 or 3/32?
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Old 05-16-07, 04:00 PM   #12
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just installed this setup last night... its perfectly silent still, good.
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I would think the 1/8 would last longer as its beefier. Mine actually got noticably quiter with a little phil wood grease.
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Old 05-17-07, 12:49 AM   #14
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ring wears quicker if it is a thin one. less surface area on the teeth for wear. If you run an 1/8 chain with a thin cog, it wears MUCH quicker. My bro destroyed a surly cog in 1000 miles that way. When I say destroyed, it was BAD, teeth profile was totally ruined!
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