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#1 2013-01-04 10:08am

mikestevens
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Dumb chain question

I am running a old school tuf neck chain ring up from and a new White industries freewheel out back. Should I get a 1/8 chain or a 3/32? I know the 3/32 would run better on the freewheel but will it work on the chainring?

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#2 2013-01-05 9:36am

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Re: Dumb chain question

I am surprised no one has any input on this. As it is probably a common thing.

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#3 2013-01-05 9:37am

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Re: Dumb chain question

Measure the thickness.....of the chain ring.  If it is 3/32...pick what you want.  If it is 1/8", then get a 1/8" chain.


Hutch Fun Facts: All main line Hutch's with digits only S/N (no letters or baseballs) on the rear drop outs were US made and had their dropouts stamped between late '83 and '86.  Obviously the frame manufacture would occur slightly after that, even if they just threw 'em in a bucket randomly.  There is an obvious date code in that the first 2 digits seem to be the month and the 3rd digit is pretty obviously the last digit of the year running from '83-'86.

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#4 2013-01-05 10:51am

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Re: Dumb chain question

Mr. Troynlori is correct.  3/32" is more narrow then 1/8". 1/8"chain can accomidate a 3/32" chian ring.  but a 3/32" chain will not fit a 1/8" chain ring.

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#5 2013-01-05 3:52pm

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Re: Dumb chain question

troynlori wrote:

Measure the thickness.....of the chain ring.  If it is 3/32...pick what you want.  If it is 1/8", then get a 1/8" chain.

Yep, that is why I knew it was a dumb question. I guess I always assumed all old chain rings were 1/8". Got out the calipers and measured, and the tuf neck is 3/32 which solves my problem. Ahh, nothing like a good old brain fart, should have measured in the begining.

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#6 2013-01-05 4:29pm

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Re: Dumb chain question

No sweat.  We all can use a little hit on the head every now and then.


Hutch Fun Facts: All main line Hutch's with digits only S/N (no letters or baseballs) on the rear drop outs were US made and had their dropouts stamped between late '83 and '86.  Obviously the frame manufacture would occur slightly after that, even if they just threw 'em in a bucket randomly.  There is an obvious date code in that the first 2 digits seem to be the month and the 3rd digit is pretty obviously the last digit of the year running from '83-'86.

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#7 2013-01-05 5:07pm

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Re: Dumb chain question

troynlori wrote:

No sweat.  We all can use a little hit on the head every now and then.

x 1000

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