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    Another SS chain and cog suggestion?

    Someone just before me asked a similar question, but I didn't want to hijack their thread-

    I've just ordered a Holzfeller OCT 1.1 crankset http://www.sram.com/truvativ/product...11-dh-crankset

    And an Atomlab Pimplite SS Dirt Jump hub http://www.atomlab.com/storehubs.html

    The hub specs say any Shimano cog will fit.

    I plan on changing out the cog to play with gearing- are there some cogs that work better for SS than others?

    Which chain is going to stay put the best?

    My frame has sliding dropouts, if that makes any difference.

    Thanks for any input

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    i use a SRAM PC1 1/8in chain and a Shimano DXR cog.

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    oops, wrong thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexrex20
    i use a SRAM PC1 1/8in chain and a Shimano DXR cog.
    There's no advantage to using a 1/8" chain on a single speed. It's not a BMX.

    Straight from Surly:
    1/2x1/8" chains vs. 1/2x3/32" chains. 1/2x1/8" chains suck. Run whatever you want, but bigger isn't better here. Yeah, they're wider, but according to manufacturer-supplied data, they're not stronger and they are definitely not of better quality. Multi-speed drivetrains is where the bucks are at, and chains that work on such drivetrains are where the manufacturers of chains showcase their innovations and developments in quality. The rollers are better, the plates are better, the pins are stronger, and the construction method (riveting procedure) is better on all multi-speed 3/32" chains. I guess if you grind your chainring and chain down the handrail every night at the local pub, a bigger 1/2x1/8 " chain will last longer, but most of us don't and it won't.

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    I read it on the surly site, I initially believed it, but since going to 1/8 I've had far less grief...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad mechanic
    There's no advantage to using a 1/8" chain on a single speed. It's not a BMX.

    Straight from Surly:
    1/2x1/8" chains vs. 1/2x3/32" chains. 1/2x1/8" chains suck. Run whatever you want, but bigger isn't better here. Yeah, they're wider, but according to manufacturer-supplied data, they're not stronger and they are definitely not of better quality. Multi-speed drivetrains is where the bucks are at, and chains that work on such drivetrains are where the manufacturers of chains showcase their innovations and developments in quality. The rollers are better, the plates are better, the pins are stronger, and the construction method (riveting procedure) is better on all multi-speed 3/32" chains. I guess if you grind your chainring and chain down the handrail every night at the local pub, a bigger 1/2x1/8 " chain will last longer, but most of us don't and it won't.

    you really are an idiot, aren't you?

    i have Profile cranks on my MTB, which require a 1/8in chain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexrex20

    TrailKing, Xizang, Peace 9r, Karakoram
    . all singlespeed..
    pictures, or it didn't happen.
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    the Karakoram is painted. the Xizang is now a bare frame that i can't bear to sell (no pics, i guess i should remove it from my sig...), the Peace 9r, and the TrailKing, which is still waiting for the correct headset to come in the mail, and a few other small things


    i'm obviously not a professional photographer, and no i don't have any pics with them all together
    Last edited by alexrex20; 07-29-2010 at 07:04 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexrex20
    you really are an idiot, aren't you?
    You have a lot of anger. Riding more would probably help that.

    Quote Originally Posted by alexrex20
    i have Profile cranks on my MTB, which require a 1/8in chain.
    Great, good for you. However, the OP doesn't have Profile cranks on his bike.

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    i didn't suggest he use a 1/8in chain. i simply stated that is what i use on one of my bikes.

    i only get angry when people lack reading comprehension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexrex20
    you really are an idiot, aren't you?
    ...
    alexrex20, if you find yourself unwelcome on internet forums and wonder why, the reason is uncalled for comments like this one.

    Totally out of line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexrex20
    i didn't suggest he use a 1/8in chain. i simply stated that is what i use on one of my bikes.
    Ok dude.

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    bad mechanic follows me around on MTBR and has something smart to say about all of my posts. more often than not, he's wrong.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=638381

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexrex20
    bad mechanic follows me around on MTBR and has something smart to say about all of my posts.
    Heh, you give yourself way too much credit.

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    Bad mechanic, don't you have anything better to do than cyber stalk alexrex20 around the forum. lol

    Alexrex20, the idiot comment is crossing the line....need to get a grip and apologize

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy8
    Bad mechanic, don't you have anything better to do than cyber stalk alexrex20 around the forum. lol
    *shrug* It's been a slow day at work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexrex20
    you really are an idiot, aren't you?

    i have Profile cranks on my MTB, which require a 1/8in chain.
    Sorry to dig up an older thread here... I'm planning an SS build using Profiles and caught this in my search results

    Profile cranks by themselves do not require a 1/8" chain. It depends on the sprocket. Since 3/32" chains are widely used in BMX racing, many sprockets are designed for them, the Rennen and Profile Imperial for example.
    Worked at Trek/Fisher dealer 2008-2013. Only a little biased.

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