Which chain?

  • Discuss Which chain? in the BMX Bike Tech forum in area BMX-Forum Community; OK, I have NO CLUE what chain to buy for my bike. I plan on racing it as soon as it's 'done.' Right now it's got an OEM KMC that has a little rust on... ...
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NeinH20

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Which chain? post #1
OK, I have NO CLUE what chain to buy for my bike. I plan on racing it as soon as it's 'done.' Right now it's got an OEM KMC that has a little rust on it, and although it works fine, it doesn't look good. I've put mucho dinero into this bike to get it 'new' again so leaving a rusty ugly chain isn't going to happen.

It's a 98 GT Speed Series team, has one of two rear setups at any given time. Shimano DX cassette, 16T, or shimano freewheel 16T, depending on which wheels I want to run.

I am nearly 200lbs, so I can't be using something thats weak...but I don't want something super heavy. I've put a lot of time and money into making this bike light, and strong to give an old guy (me) every advantage he can get.

SO what size? 1/8" or 3/32? Is a hollow pin strong enough for me? I'm not all that smooth, and pull hard which can't be good on a chain, although if I have to replace a chain every 3-4 months thats ok so long as it isn't like pulling around a 20' anchor chain.

What do YOU guys recommend?
 
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NeinH20

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Which chain? post #2
this must be a dumb question or something....it can't be hard to answer...anyone care to take an educated guess at least?
 
ridelife!

ridelife!

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Which chain? post #3
if you're racing.. you shouldn't need a beefy chain as it's probly not gonna break very often. go to www.dancomp.com and look around in the chain section.
 
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NeinH20

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Which chain? post #4
ok...but I still dont have an answer.... 1/4" or 3/32"?
 

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