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Ideal chain for use with multi-speed crank?

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Old 12-10-18, 01:41 PM
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Ideal chain for use with multi-speed crank?

I've got a few thousand miles on my Klein single speed. So, I know an 8 or 9-speed chain works fine. But, I'm going to replace the chain (it's worn) and thought I'd look at the "right" chain. The kicker is I'm using an Ultegra 10-speed crank. The other kicker - I need to use a 1/2 link to make it work. So, maybe the question really is - in what widths are 1/2 links available?

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I've only seen them for 1/8" wide chain.
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KMC makes one for 3/32" chains, so you can put on an 8 speed speed chain if you like.
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I guess that's what I'll do - an 8-speed chain and the 3/32 half-link.

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I guess that's what I'll do - an 8-speed chain and the 3/32 half-link.

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Beware, chains with mushroomed pins (the pins are flush on the outside of the chain) shouldn't opened and then re-joined with the original pin. You can use a Shimano 8 speed connector pin or a Missing Link.

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Old 12-13-18, 08:09 AM
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harinet, that's the kind of info that makes this forum gold! Thanks. Just added a bag of Shimano 8-speed connector pins to the order.
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Oddly enough these asymmetrical cranksets look better as a single than a double. That’s just cool. I’d rock it.
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There are 3/32" wide half links also, I have been using a full bushing 3/32" wide chain ,
[ IDK if Whipperman makes it any more Was said to be NOS at the time..]

Unlike OP single speeding a vertical drop out road frame..

I use IGH.. ; 3 speed Sturmey Archer 15t cog ,

and on the Rohloff .&. Brompton with 2 pulley chain tension - ers..


More to make chain removal in same spot..

Partially pressing out 1 pin, ... for immersion cleaning.. rather than master link.. which are 3 piece on 1/8" chain..

Full bushing chains have wider pins taller side plates and a bushing pressed in the inner link.. full width..


Note; In 1/8" you can get an all half link chain..



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