Author Topic: Replacing track chain  (Read 914 times)

DaT

Replacing track chain
« on: March 15, 2019, 06:50:14 pm »
Should I be replacing my chain on my fixed wheel bike at 0.75 elongation like a bike with a dérailleur? I've only done 1,062miles and it's already at 0.75.

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Re: Replacing track chain
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2019, 07:29:01 pm »
I would say so if not chainring and cog will be next.
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Re: Replacing track chain
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2019, 08:56:12 pm »
Should I be replacing my chain on my fixed wheel bike at 0.75 elongation like a bike with a dérailleur? I've only done 1,062miles and it's already at 0.75.

I went through my first chain quite quick, similar distance, after a thread on here, I switched to Pearl Izumi and it's been a lot better!
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Re: Replacing track chain
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2019, 11:45:50 am »
On a fixie (or any non-derailleur bike) you can run the chain and sprocket into the ground, especially if you have even-numbered sprocket and chainring and you always put the chain back in the same phase with the sprocket teeth.  Nothing is going to slip.

If you're using £50 sprockets you might want to change the chain at 1/16" per foot.
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Re: Replacing track chain
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2019, 05:15:43 pm »
I assume if you're changing your sprockets semi regularly for gearing reasons, you probably want to change the chain more frequently? Or maybe even have one chain per sprocket?

DaT

Re: Replacing track chain
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2019, 04:40:48 pm »
Well the kmc K810sl didn't last too well. Can anyone recommend me a 3/32 track chain? I would prefer to shell out and get light and durable rather than cheap and crap.

Re: Replacing track chain
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2019, 06:45:32 pm »
For my 3/32 fixed transmission, I've been using a KMC Z610.  Easy to rivet up (if you prefer not to use the spring link). Seems to do the job quietly and lasts for over 2000 miles. Its inexpensive, but a little on the heavy side - if that's important for you and, well, not very pretty.

The Z510 is the 1/8 version.

DaT

Re: Replacing track chain
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2019, 07:02:32 pm »
I've gone with the Wippermann connex 708 chain.
https://www.connexchain.com/en/product/connex-708.html
Pretty light, £11 and if it lasts well I can pick them up for £7 from Germany. I used to run Wippermann on my Moulton as you could get them with 120 links and it lasted well on that.