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    Senior Member trigger's Avatar
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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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    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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    My nuts are always sliding all over the place when I skid. Need some grip. For my nuts.

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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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