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why did my LBS install a pc-58 8spd chain on my SS/fix?(5 posts)

why did my LBS install a pc-58 8spd chain on my SS/fix?buffalosorrow
Aug 18, 2003 11:12 PM
Its creaking to all hell, does'nt it need to be wider?
Or may it be something else?
re: why did my LBS install a pc-58 8spd chain on my SS/fix?flybyvine
Aug 18, 2003 11:37 PM
Only needs to be wider (i.e. a 1.8" BMX / Track chain) if you have 1/8" cog or chainring. If you were running one of these the 3/32" chain wouldn't even fit on the cogs & you wouldn't be going anywhere.

I'd say its something else.
I doubt it's the chain...biknben
Aug 19, 2003 8:35 AM
If it were too narrow, you'd know it.

Creaking can be caused by numerous things and is most likely not the chain anyway. If the chain has adequate lube the creak is coming from somewhere else.
not the chain....it's both sides of the crank/bbbuffalosorrow
Aug 19, 2003 9:06 AM
Removed both crank arms cleaned everything, re-installed and still creaking....both sides when I exert force.
Any ideas?
Tighten the Bottom Bracket, use teflon tape if you have too nmbigrider
Aug 19, 2003 9:32 AM