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    me have long head tube TallRider's Avatar
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    any downside to using a flexy (side-to-side) chain on a singlespeed?

    I'm rebuilding a singlespeed with 3/32" chainring/sprocket teeth
    I have some bushing-design chains from old 10-speed bikes that seem a good fit for this project. The large link size doesn't shift easily on modern sprockets (and the external width of the chain is too wide to fit on 7-speed or higher, anyway), but this type of chain still has 3/32" inner width. The chain is not "stretched" much lengthwise (so won't skip or wear out the sprocket), but has a lot of side-to-side flex.
    Does the side-to-side flex in the chain pose any downside in a singlespeed setup?

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    If your chainline is straight, no.

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    me have long head tube TallRider's Avatar
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    chainline is straight, within 1mm, so I should be good. thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TallRider View Post
    chainline is straight, within 1mm, so I should be good. thanks!

    Its a chain designed for imperfect chainline,you should be good.
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