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Old 12-20-08, 02:10 AM   #1
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Question about bike chain..

How can I tell if my bike takes a 1/8 or 3/32 chain? The chainring is a Rocket 42t and the freewheel (this is my single speed project, not my fixed gear) appears to be a no name brand. Both do not say what size chain is needed.

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Old 12-20-08, 02:49 AM   #2
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measure the chains width
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Old 12-20-08, 02:51 AM   #3
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That's the problem. This is a project bike, so there is no chain on it yet.
Is it safe to assume that since the chainring is for a bmx, that the chain needed is 1/8?
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Old 12-20-08, 03:21 AM   #4
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Any shop should be able to measure your freewheel and chainring in a few seconds for you and would definitely do it for free, if you were to buy a chain from them.
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Old 12-20-08, 03:26 AM   #5
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you can always run 1/8" chain on 3/32" drivetrain

with that said 1/8" is loud even with a good chainline and I would do what I can to run 3/32"
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1/8" is loud even with a good chainline
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Here we go again...
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