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View Poll Results: 1/8 or 3/32 chain?

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    I run real far Makoa's Avatar
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    1/8 or 3/32 chain

    I originally converted my fixie using a 1/8 cog and 3/32 chainring with a 1/8 chain. I'm about to switch over to a 3/32 cog, and am wondering... Should I stick with the 1/8" chain for strength (Sheldon said it would work) or go with a 3/32 chain?

    Your experience/thoughts appreciated.

    1/8"
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    I was actually pondering this on the way home and realized that I prefer the 1/8" chains for their strength...I have yet to pop one (mine is on its 4th summer, 3rd year). I will be replacing it tomorrow sadly enough...no that I have the $$$ to do so.
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    Why are you going to a 3/32 cog?

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    Sheldon's site says they recommend 3/32 (not a direct quote), and when asked, he told me that he has found that 3/32 wears better. Not that I'm going to wear out a 1/8" cog anytime soon. My LBS just happened to have a 16t in 3/32, so I went with that.

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    1/8th chains are available in some pretty burly styles. I feel more secure with my thick plate freestyle chain.
    You can run a 1/8th chain and then it does not matter what cog or chain ring you have it will fit.
    Plus, not to be a poseur, the 1/8th chains just look right.
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    1/8th for strenghth

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