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Old 10-30-09, 12:39 PM   #1
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Chain compatability question

Hey guys ...

This is a pretty n00b question, but here goes:

Can I run a 1/8" chain on my freewheel which is supposed to be for 3/32" chains? I think the answer is yes, but I wanted to check.
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Old 10-30-09, 12:42 PM   #2
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Bigger chain on smaller teeth is fine. Other way around doesn't work so hot.
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yep, you're fine.
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As long as it's a single freewheel. If you have multiple cogs the chain won't seat properly.
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I have a 1/8" chain on a 1/8" chainring and 3/32" freewheel. Works fine.
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There is a bit more to it. If you are running a 3/32" chain, you want an 8-speed (or 7 or 6... anything lower)--- not a narrow 9-10-11-12 speed chain.
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