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    ISAR chain size

    Which chain size/brand is best for Singlespeed ISAR chainrings/cogs......1/8 or 3/32......? Felt like opening a new can of worms today !
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    3/32" is the norm, and what i run. any decent 8 speed chain would be ideal. I can make 1/8" gearing, but it's heavier and they chains really arent any stronger.

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    Dang

    Had my heart set on the 1/8 x 1/2. Now not so sure......Who likes the 1/8 chain ?
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    I asked this question and was advised 1/8. Don't know where I got crossed up. Good deal for me though, I don't have 1/8 but do have the 3/32.

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    Jury still out ?

    Nobody on for 1/8 ? It's still early in first period..........go sharks !
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    Jury decision ?

    1/8 according to #4 has been dismissed ? http://www.surlybikes.com/blog/spew/...d_drivetrains/
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    1/8

    i'm running 1/8. Dan made me a cog and ring for that size. Riding nice and Shmooth
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    Bling Bling

    Can this one.......road chain.....come home with me for my singlespeed ? oooohhh lightweight http://www.amazon.com/KMC-X10SL-Chai.../dp/B002R816R4
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    Quote Originally Posted by ancient rascal
    Can this one.......road chain.....come home with me for my singlespeed ? oooohhh lightweight http://www.amazon.com/KMC-X10SL-Chai.../dp/B002R816R4
    if you want to run a 9 or 10 speed chain, i'd have to make the teeth under 3/32", which would mean they'd wear out faster. I'd really just suggest a 8 speed chain or a 3/32" bmx chain. I have a line on some k810sl chains if you want something kinda bling like that but still for a SS

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    Quote Originally Posted by max_29
    i'm running 1/8. Dan made me a cog and ring for that size. Riding nice and Shmooth
    Glad she's still working for you!

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    no bling intended

    That hollow post idea gets the weight off. Is there an 8 speed chain that comes near the 240g area ? I didn't know that gold chain also came in silver. No gold on the Ridgeline !
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    3/32 bmx chain
    kmc z51
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    The dude is like 120lbs, tops lol he can run any tires he wants without issues, i'm sure.
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    kmc bargain

    Such an inexpensive chain......wow.....who knows the weight on the kmc z51 chain ? Went looking but didn't see specs for weight. Would this be lighter than others ?
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    Chains

    This site has the z51 chain at 318g and lists weights on many chains. http://www.nationalbicycleco.com/ind...ort=20a&page=1
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    I run Izumi V track chains and a 1/8" drivetrain...I'm sure it's not particularly stronger, but I like the idea of bushings and I'm already on a rigid SS so being a Luddite is part of the equation. To me a well maintained, well lubricated (I use Rock/Roll Extreme lube) 1/8" drivetrain with an anally straight chainline feels smoother but I'm sure that's my perception and I probably couldn't tell the difference in a blind taste test.

    However 1/8" cogs/chainrings last longer; there's no controversy there.

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