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Chain Width questions...SenorPedro
Jun 2, 2003 10:08 PM
So straighten me out if I am wrong, but could I use a 1/8" chain on a 3/32" chainring with minimal problems?

If I use a bmx or track chain and 1/8" cog could I still use a 3/32" ring up front is what I am trying to say. This would save me from having to get a 144 track crank to use track rings. Or does this really matter at all? Just stick with the 3/32"?


re: Chain Width questions...Dave Hickey
Jun 3, 2003 3:51 AM
Yes you can. Using 1/8 chain with 3/32 ring is no problem
re: Chain Width questions...eddie m
Jun 3, 2003 7:01 AM
I use 3/32" chains, because I think they run quieter on 3/32" chainrings. The KMC chain company has a website with specs on all their chains. I use the 3/32" BMX chains, which have longer rivets than derailer chains, and they come with old-fashiioned 3 piece master links.
Either rear cog or chainring 1/8', then must use 1/8" ...Humma Hah
Jun 3, 2003 7:01 AM
If both sprockets are 3/32, you can use 1/8" chain with minimal problems ... some claim it's a little noisy.