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Could you use a chainsaw chain on a bicycle?

Old 03-25-21, 09:04 PM
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Could you use a chainsaw chain on a bicycle?

Perhaps you could use chainsaw chain on a single speed bike? It likely would last you a lifetime since it looks so robust. On a second look, it would work only with a very custom drive train since it would engage only every second tooth. Bad idea.


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Old 03-25-21, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by vane171 View Post
Perhaps you could use chainsaw chain on a single speed bike? It likely would last you a lifetime since it looks so robust. On a second look, it would work only with a very custom drive train since it would engage only every second tooth. Bad idea.

but think of the badass chain tattoos 👍
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I finally took the time to sharpen my chainsaw chains. It really does make a significant difference. I suppose if you figured out how to do this, at least the folks that advocate using bar oil as a chain lube would finally be taken a little bit more seriously.

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Old 03-25-21, 11:10 PM
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Think of the respect I'd get on my recumbent trike with the chainring sticking out at the very front!
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Old 03-26-21, 04:48 AM
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And you thought disc brakes were dangerous.
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Sheesh, you want to add yet another Sunday morning task? Sharpening the bike chain.
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Old 03-26-21, 04:59 AM
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How about "can you pedal power your chainsaw?"
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Old 03-26-21, 05:47 AM
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As saw blades can be used as wheels, it stands to reason...
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I don't think that it would offer any significant life advantages.
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Why not use the whole chainsaw?
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C'mon. It's not April 1st, yet.
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Maybe if you have enough duct tape. Are you related to Red Green?
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"Cutting edge technology?"
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Originally Posted by unterhausen View Post
I don't think that it would offer any significant life advantages.
You mean that many would not outlive this chain life span?
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Old 03-26-21, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by BobbyG View Post
Why not use the whole chainsaw?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yl_IGCeC6Vs
Ok, but don’t you dare wear headphones when you ride it!

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Old 03-26-21, 02:12 PM
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And you thought a chain binding up in the spokes was an issue- wait until one of these snaps and whips around your leg at speed.
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I'm going out on a limb here, but I think you'd have crosschaining issues if it were used with a multi speed setup. The der cage would have to be extra long too imo. Where would you cut the weight from to make up for that chain? Wood like to see it used with a recumbent.
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I'm going out on a limb here, but I think you'd have crosschaining issues if it were used with a multi speed setup. The der cage would have to be extra long too imo. Where would you cut the weight from to make up for that chain? Wood like to see it used with a recumbent.
I see what you did
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Old 03-26-21, 04:25 PM
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And you thought a chain binding up in the spokes was an issue- wait until one of these snaps and whips around your leg at speed.
It would be popular in Texas
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the chain saw cyclist's chains sales might be a massacre in Texas.
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What’s the best chainsaw chain lube?
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Gotta find a skip tooth chainring and make a sharkfin cutout between the teeth, and you'll be stuck with only even tooth rings and cogs. Def going to want a chainguard and perhaps some chaps.
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Old 03-28-21, 11:34 AM
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What’s the best chainsaw chain lube?
You beat me to it.
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Old 03-29-21, 12:34 AM
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you could shorten up the cycle cross course,
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