Question: What is the difference between 1 8 and 3/32 chain?

Bicycle chain comes in two basic widths: 1/8 chain is used on most single-speed bicycles, and bicycles with internal gearing. 3/32 chain is used on derailer equipped bicycles that have more than 3 speeds.

What is the difference between 1 8 and 3/32 chain?

Because the 1/8 chain is a loose fit on a 3/32 ring or cog, it generally runs a little noisy on 3/32 rings or cogs. Assuming identical maintenance, I think durability depend on the quality of the chain. There are crappy and good 1/8 chains, just as there are crappy and good 3/32 chains.

What size chain is 3 32?

Chains with 3⁄32 in (2.4 mm) wide rollers are generally used on bikes with derailleurs such as racing, touring, and mountain bikes. Fixed sprockets and freewheels are also available in 3⁄32 in (2.4 mm) widths so fixed-gear and single-speed bikes can be set up to use the narrower and lighter 3⁄32 in (2.4 mm) chains.

How do I know if my chain is 1 8?

1:226:16Difference between 3/32 & 1/8 Bicycle ChainsYouTubeStart of suggested clipEnd of suggested clipThere will be one half inch. Between the two of them I believe thats between the middle of bothMoreThere will be one half inch. Between the two of them I believe thats between the middle of both pins youll get 1/2 inch and so both of the links are the same length.

What chain should I use for single speed?

1/8 chains are used exclusively for single speed setups.

Can you use an 8 speed chain on a single speed bike?

Since single speed chain is by far the cheapest, there is no need to experiment with multi speed chains. However, 6 to 8 speed chains can fit some single speed bicycles – depending on the chainring width.

How do you size a single speed chain?

1:5310:38How to Replace a Chain on a Single Speed BikeYouTube

Are 7 and 8 speed chains the same?

5, 6, 7 and 8 speed chains Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo all use the same chain with 8 speeds. Chain for 7 speeds is a bit wider – 7.3 mm, while a 6 speed one is substantially wider – 7.8 mm. Going further narrower, like a 10, or 11 speed chain on an 8 speed cassette can and often does work.

How tight should a single speed chain be?

Chain Tension There should be approximately one half inch of movement in the chain up and down at a point half way between the front and rear sprockets. To change the tension loosen one of the axle-nuts and move the wheel forward or backward slightly and snug it up again.

Can I use an 8 speed chain on a single speed bike?

Since single speed chain is by far the cheapest, there is no need to experiment with multi speed chains. However, 6 to 8 speed chains can fit some single speed bicycles – depending on the chainring width.

Will 8 speed chain work with 9 speed?

As for using an 8 speed chain on a 9 speed cassette, it is less than optimal. You might get lucky and it will work acceptably with some parts combinations. But it is the wrong part, no way around it. The chain is too wide and will tend to make noise, run rough and stick between the sprockets.

Are all 12 speed chains compatible?

SRAM Eagle 12-Speed Chain The SRAM Eagle 12-speed chains are cross compatible with one another — the only variance between them is weight and material.

How do you set a chain length?

4:228:09How to Size a Bicycle Chain - YouTubeYouTube

What is a chain stay?

What is the chainstay? The chainstay or “stays” = The pair of frame tubes that joins the bottom bracket shell to the rear axle holders (the slots the back wheel goes in). This means that the chain stays connect the bottom bracket (BB) to the center of the back wheel.

Will a 9 speed chain fit 8 speed?

9 speed chain on an 8 speed cassette is just fine; its the wider 8 speed which wont fit the sprocket spacing on a 9 speed cassette.

Can I use a 9 speed derailleur on a 8 speed?

8 and 9-speed derailleurs have the same rear shift ratio but only when both models are made either by Shimano or SRAM. In consequence, a 9-speed derailleur can work just fine with an 8-speed cassette produced by the same brand. If the bicycle uses index shifting, the shifter will have to be designed for 8 speeds too.

Do I need chain tugs?

They are needed because your chain will naturally stretch over time, causing slack to form which delays power pickup when you turn the pedal and will result in your drivetrain wearing faster.

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