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Old 07-20-09, 11:51 PM   #1
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Are cogs/chainrings chain size specific?

Are cogs/chainrings chain size specific? Ie. are there different cogs/chainrings for 1/8" vs 3/32" chains? Thanks!
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Old 07-21-09, 12:10 AM   #2
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Actually Im just a noob and dont know any better.
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A simple yes or no would be appreciated.
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there are two sizes: 1/8 and 3/32.

you can run a 1/8 chain on any hardware. you can run a 3/32 chain only on 3/32 hardware.
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Ideally you'd want to run the appropriate sized cog and chainring with the respective sized chain. time bandit is right though, as far as compatibility.
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I asked because a lot of cogs and chainrings I see online dont specify if they are for a certain chain size, but Ive seen other posts around here talking about chain size specific cogs/chainrings.

Just to make sure - I plan to run a 1/8" chain, so I can buy any cog/chainring, right?
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yes but you might as well go for the 1/8" cog and chainring as well, they are common enough
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