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    Chain compatibility

    I have 3/32" chainring and cog. Would running a 1/8" chain cause problems?

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    No, although it will be heavier than it needs to be and more prone to make noise.

    I suggest using 8 or 9 speed chains with 3/32" drive. They just work better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TruTone View Post
    No, although it will be heavier than it needs to be and more prone to make noise.

    I suggest using 8 or 9 speed chains with 3/32" drive. They just work better.
    As a trackie, I'm used to drivetrains "buzzing". I may use the 1/8" until I can get down to the LBS and pick up a 8 speed and some powerlinks.
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    Would you have problems running a 3/32" cog with a 1/8" chainring and 9 speed chain?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinnyspinspin View Post
    Would you have problems running a 3/32" cog with a 1/8" chainring and 9 speed chain?
    9 speed chain is too narrow to fit on a 1/8" chainring. It won't run. You could use a 1/8" chain. But it works best if everything is the the right size.

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    That's what I figured. Was having a really hard time finding a single speed crankset that fit all my requirements, but finally found the perfect combo last night shortly after I posted the question.
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