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Chain pitch

Discussion in 'Fixed Gear and Single Speed' started by feckless, 29 Oct 2007.

  1. feckless

    feckless Über Member

    Location:
    Not all that close
    I'm vaguely aware that there's more thn one chain pitch in use, but which should I use on my bastard falcon fixie?

    Cranks and chainwheel come courtesy of Campag (Veloce 10 speed), at the rear will be some variety of track sprocket.

    Is there any chain I can ask for that will mate with both, or should I think about new chainwheels at the front?

    f
     
  2. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Location:
    Guildford / London
    You shouldn't have to change your chainwheel, but if you are using a track cog you will need to ask for an 1/8th grade chain. "Normal" derailleur chainsets use a 1/32 which won't fit over a track sprocket.
     


  3. i.e. a single speed chain (1/8th) just in case you get a 16 year old kid in the shop
     
  4. OP
    OP
    feckless

    feckless Über Member

    Location:
    Not all that close
    Cool, thanks chaps.

    That should save me some unnecessary swearing.

    f
     
  5. davidad

    davidad New Member

    Don't confuse chain width with chain pitch. Pitch is the distance between the rivets while 1/8" and 3/32" refer to the width of the chain. Both 1/8" and 3/32" are 1/2" pitch. You can use 1/8" chain on 3/32" sprockets but not vice versa.