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Old 09-02-10, 09:17 AM   #1
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Best singlespeed chain ? KHE Tanga Light ?

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I'm trying to find a better chain for my single speed.


Is this any good ?



The "drillium" is tempting (and would match my crankset)... but is it stiff ?

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Old 09-02-10, 01:22 PM   #2
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Anyone ? what is your choice ? KMC ?
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SRAM.

PC-1 for single.
PC-7X for fixed.
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Old 09-02-10, 02:38 PM   #4
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And in the 3/32 range ? The claimed weight on the KHE tanga light is like below 250...
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I don't think you'll find too many weight weenies on this forum. I could care less what my chain weighs. Maybe try Road Cycling.
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Weight weenies be gone!
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drilllium & hollow pins make for good looks... last time I checked you guys here were into that...

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drilllium & hollow pins make for good looks... last time I checked you guys here were into that...

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Nah, we kicked all them sissies out.
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I don't get 1/8 on a single speed w/ freewheel tho...
can someone explain why ?

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All my chainrings are 1/8th. They always have been. All my chains are 1/8.

Next up. Have you even been cranking through an intersection and busted a cheap 3/32 chain? Do you prefer teeth in your mouth?

1/8 straight line. 3/32 variable chainline (geared bikes). 3/32 is just fine btw. See first point.
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Can't go wrong with the kmc k710 sl.
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i have been putting good tension (45/16 or even 52/16 going uphill) over mid-grade chain w/o a problem.... just how common is chain failure ?

i think i'll pick up a KHE tanga light there are good reviews for good tension and lightness (if they're legit)
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I've snapped three in my life. Three too many. One resulted in serious injury, the other two just pissed me off.
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SRAM.

PC-1 for single.
PC-7X for fixed.
I'm with the Doc.

Chain failures are usually due to user error but I've snapped 2 chains on BMX, smaller drive train can also snap chains.
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