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Old 08-11-13, 05:10 PM   #1
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chain question

yeah, i'm new to this so theres gonna be lots of questions. whats the differences and advantages between 3/32 and 1/8'' chains.
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Old 08-11-13, 09:28 PM   #2
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1/8 chainrings and cogs are thick and therefore less prone to flex. Plus most track gear is 1/8. Much easier to borrow in a pinch.
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Sounds like a worthy upgrade, thanks
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chain width

Some of the Spanish trackkies prefer 3/32" chains.

Some 3/32" "Track" rings are the same thickness as 1/8"(+/- 4mm)examples: Blackspire and Cycle Underground

http://www.kenhart.com/track/FAQ_Roa...ack_Chains.pdf
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