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1/8 chain compatible w/ 3/32 components and vise versa?(7 posts)

1/8 chain compatible w/ 3/32 components and vise versa?ishmael
Dec 8, 2002 5:49 PM
miche cranks supposedly need a 1/8 chain, how important is that? and should I only use a 1/8 freewheel?
re: 1/8 chain compatible w/ 3/32 components and vise versa?minneso
Dec 8, 2002 8:22 PM
My cook bros 33 tooth 1/8" chain ring is too wide for a 3/32 chain to work. The length link to link is the same though.

Both ACS and Shimano freewheels wheels will work with either chain size just fine.

SS only, no fixie..yet

Eric
I wouldn't get the Miche track crank..Qubeley
Dec 9, 2002 7:14 AM
I am also in the process of building my track bike, and did a little comparision of all the track crank on the market.
Miche crank use a 135mm BCD, which is what Campy use on their road cranks.
The standard of BCD for track is 144mm. It is really difficult if not impossible to find a 135mm track chainring. If you order the Miche, you will not be able to find a replacement when you need to get a bigger or smaller ring. I decided to spend a little more and get the Dura-Ace instead(over Campy Pista because I like the splined BB).
Just to answer your question: no, they are not compatible. You might get around with 3/32 ring and 1/8 chain, but definitely not the other way around.
1/8 chain on 3/32 gears works, but sounds like hell.Alex-in-Evanston
Dec 9, 2002 11:08 AM
The chain pops back and forth between snug on the outside and snug on the inside. My advice is stick with 3/32 everything. It'll be cheaper in the end, and 3/32 chains are of much higher quality (SRAM PC-58 on 3 bikes).

Alex
I agree, mine was real loud. nmDave Hickey
Dec 9, 2002 11:17 AM
Is that what that noise is?DougSloan
Dec 9, 2002 11:18 AM
My Pista has been pretty noisy. Despite generous oiling and messing with tension, I could not get it quiet. I am running a 1/8 chain and 3/32 cog. Will have to check the ring, though. How quiet can they be? Thanks.
Not silent, but smooth.Alex-in-Evanston
Dec 10, 2002 12:13 PM
I don't know about you folks, but my fixed gears are never as silent as my geared bike can be. There's always a hum coming from the cog, sounds like the distant hum of a machine shop floor. On the track, when the sound bounces off the boards back to your ear, it sounds alarmingly loud.

The sound I got when I had a 1/8 chain with 3/32 ring and cog was different. It was an occasional loud pop, as the chain shifted from side to side.

Alex