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    chain?

    I am build a single speed form an old miyata and was wondering about chain.
    I need to buy a chain and was wondering if a bmx 112 length work or do you need 114 lengths?
    Or what is the best way to get a chain for such.
    Thanks for the input ,
    John

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    chain length will depend on gear ratio and bike geometry

    EDIT: you might as well just go with the longer chain as you can take links out if necessary
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    112 should be enough for most single speeds. I'm running 48x18 on an old touring frame and I use 102 links.

    Better approximation: (4 * length in inches from BB to rear axle) + (1/2 * chainring tooth count) + (1/2 * rear cog tooth count)

    Round up.

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    so then I could pick up a BMX chain and make it work .. thanks

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