single speed tech question



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Frank Schaefer

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I am looking for a BMX freewheel that will accept a narrow/9 speed chain. Does anyone have any
suggestions?

Thanks, Frank
 
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Antti Salonen

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David L. Johnson <[email protected]> wrote:

> But on your single-speed, why not use 1/8" chain? It's cheaper, and you might even be able to find
> one with the old-style, more robust design with full bushings.

Can you name such a chain? I just received some SRAM PC-1's for my single-speed project, and they
are of the new bushingless design. Of course, they cost about $6 and include the handy SnapLink, so
they're still a great deal.

> My fixed gear has 1/8" chain -- but then my sprockets are 1/8". Chainrings are 3/32", though, and
> there is no problem.

For my Surly Cross-check, I ended up going with the basic Shimano BMX freewheels, which work with
either 3/32" or 1/8" chains. The chain is
1/8" and the chainring is a Blackspire DH chainring (no ramps), which looks pretty good for this
use. I haven't tested this yet.

-as
 
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Mike Latondress

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"David L. Johnson" <[email protected]> wrote in
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> On Thu, 05 Feb 2004 00:20:39 +0000, Antti Salonen wrote:
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>> David L. Johnson <[email protected]> wrote:
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>>> But on your single-speed, why not use 1/8" chain? It's cheaper, and you might even be able to
>>> find one with the old-style, more robust design with full bushings.
>>
>> Can you name such a chain?
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> No, I can't. I said "might". I imagine there are at least some NOS full-bushing chains available,
> or maybe some for British 3-speeds, but I have not seen any lately.
>
If you are looking for a standard non bushing 1/8" chain how about a Miche (Sheldon has them)
 
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