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chain recommendations for fixie

Postby semtex » Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:49 pm

just after recommendations guys as i got no idea. I come from the land of bmx so I guess my favs would be KMC Z chains.

Thanks for any ideas.



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Re: chain recommendations for fixie

Postby hawksam » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:48 am

:D I run a KMC Z on my fixie with no hassles yet
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Re: chain recommendations for fixie

Postby semtex » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:58 pm

hawksam wrote::D I run a KMC Z on my fixie with no hassles yet


ok cool,u talking 1/8 chains like for bmx?

Cheers


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Re: chain recommendations for fixie

Postby familyguy » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:15 pm

Izumi track chain, 1/8". Rock solid and quiet.

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Re: chain recommendations for fixie

Postby Lark2004 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:13 pm

Ideally it should should be a Fully Bushed Chain, as they don't have much sideways flex in them.
A typical chain for a geared bike these days is bushingless, which allows them to flex sideways... Not what you want on a single/Fixed gear bike. I run a KMC Cool chain (1/8th) on mine.

As far as 1/8 or 3/32 is concerned, either can be used, as long as if you run a 3/32 you match it up to a 3/32 chainring and sprocket. With a 1/8 chain you can use 3/32 chainrings and sprockets, but.... it isn't ideal, and you need to be really 100% spot on with your chainline to ensure there are no accidental derailments.
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Re: chain recommendations for fixie

Postby megatron » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:29 pm

Charge Masher 1/8"
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Re: chain recommendations for fixie

Postby ryan » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:27 pm

I've used Izumi, KMC and the Charge Masher.... at the end of the day I still think a chain is a chain.


(as long as it consistent with chainring and cog...)
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Re: chain recommendations for fixie

Postby .isaac. » Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:02 pm

KMC are one of the best Fixie chains.
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Re: chain recommendations for fixie

Postby jwg » Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:42 pm

ryan wrote:I've used Izumi, KMC and the Charge Masher.... at the end of the day I still think a chain is a chain.


(as long as it consistent with chainring and cog...)



Yeah seconded. Chain is a chain. I just ask for the cheapest. Don't even know what brand it is
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Re: chain recommendations for fixie

Postby Lark2004 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:44 pm

a bit pointless now.... Semtex was buying his chain 9 months ago :roll:
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Re: chain recommendations for fixie

Postby jwg » Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:46 pm

oh bloody 'ell. ive been fooled
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Re: chain recommendations for fixie

Postby hartleymartin » Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:14 pm

Are KMC chains the ones you get from K-Mart for $13? I've used a few of them - I can't fault them yet.
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Re: chain recommendations for fixie

Postby brauluver » Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:20 pm

hartleymartin wrote:Are KMC chains the ones you get from K-Mart for $13? I've used a few of them - I can't fault them yet.


Very possibly. A local bike mechanic told me that KMC make unbranded chains for budget brands,and they are just as reliable .
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Re: chain recommendations for fixie

Postby Verbs & Nouns » Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:49 pm

Izumi Super-Toughness.

Seriously. SUPER TOUGHNESS.

Can't go wrong.
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Re: chain recommendations for fixie

Postby yehuwdiy » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:10 pm

Well, I've been having great success with the YBN chains. At $13 you really can't beat the price, they are super quiet and look and feel solid. Plus, and I know this is going to sound stupid, the outside of the links (the outside edge of the side plates that is) are flat, which IMO gives a cleaner look.

1/8"=MK747
1/32"=MK747N
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Re: chain recommendations for fixie

Postby .isaac. » Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:04 am

Sorry to revive this thread but I'm in the process of buying cranks to suit my chain. Sheldon says that 3/32 are derailleur chains and 1/8 are fixie. Though, the Pake or Origin8 cranks which I am looking at buying are 3/32 and say they are Track/Fixie! Help!
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Re: chain recommendations for fixie

Postby yehuwdiy » Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:36 am

Sheldon has it right. It does not really matter, as long as you buy a chain that suits the width of your rings. I like 1/8 because it seems more solid. However, I run 3/32 on one of my bikes as it is all recycled road bike cogs/rings etc.
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Re: chain recommendations for fixie

Postby .isaac. » Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:30 am

TY.
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