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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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Mike

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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.


Red is back.  Have gold too.  Have enough material to do one more color....was thinking black, but I'm getting a lot of "votes" for blue again..

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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.


Red is back.  Have gold too.  Have enough material to do one more color....was thinking black, but I'm getting a lot of "votes" for blue again..

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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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