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Old 05-29-11, 08:14 PM   #1
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1/8" chain on 3/32 drivetrain....

I know it can be done, because I'm doing it, but are there any benefits to running an all 1/8" drivetrain?

Are there any benefits to an all 3/32 drivetrain?

Will I get longer or shorter component life with any combinations?

The 1/8" chain is $4 at my LBS, and the 3/32 is over $10....

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It burns cause you slept with him....

from my understanding the thicker the chain the more it weighs but also the longer it last.
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You _may_ experience a more quiet drivetrain with all components being 1/8" or 3/32". I suspect this is purely subjective though.

Weight savings would be roughly equivalent to taking a dump before a ride.
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Running a 1/8" chain on 3/32" parts was pretty damn noisey on my conversion. I have all 3/32" now and my bike is pretty much silent (although it's also all DA now too).

Supposedly 3/32" is more forgiving for off chainlines, as it's "more flexible".

If it's not bothering you I wouldn't stress.
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No advantage in running 3/32" chain.

1/8" chain allows you to mix and match any drive chain components.

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I always run 3/32 because I like White Ind freewheels and they are all 3/32. I'm really not sure what the point of 1/8 is. Strength improvement is insignificant since there's not a man on the planet that can snap a 3/32 chain with foot power. If it breaks, it was damaged/defective already.
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Ok I'm cruising eBay and craigslist for extra cogs, and just get whatever comes my way for cheap!

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