Contents

- 1 What size bicycle chain link do I need?
- 2 How do I choose a BMX chain?
- 3 How often should I change my bike chain?
- 4 How do I know my chain size?
- 5 How do you work out the length of chain between two sprockets?
- 6 How do you measure anchor chain link?
- 7 What is the strongest BMX chain?
- 8 Are 11 and 12 speed chains the same?
- 9 Are 6 7 8 speed chains the same?
- 10 What is the biggest SE bike?

## What size bicycle chain link do I need?

If your bike is equipped with the derailleur, you need a 3/32″ or 11/128″ chain. If you have a single-speed or internally geared bike, you need either 1/8″ or 3/32″. You should get the correct size, but if it is not possible, you can get the 1/8″ because it has limited compatibility with the 3/32″ sprocket.

## How do I choose a BMX chain?

When selecting a chain, the first consideration is the number of rear sprockets. The rear cog sets have been made with 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, or 12 sprockets. As the number of cogs on the rear hub increases, the spacing between cogs tends to be reduced.

## How often should I change my bike chain?

The 2,000-Mile Rule. To avoid this accelerated wear of your cassette and chainrings, a general rule of thumb is to replace your bike’s chain every 2,000 miles. Mind you, this is just a starting point. No two chains will wear at exactly the same rate because no two riders treat their chains the same.

## How do I know my chain size?

To measure the chain size, if you have just the sprocket, use calipers to measure between the teeth. Measure from center to center of where the chain roller would set between the teeth that will give you the pitch. Once you know the pitch you can determine what chain size you would need.

## How do you work out the length of chain between two sprockets?

Begin by counting the number of teeth on the largest front sprocket and largest rear. These numbers are often printed right on the sprockets and cogs. Next, measure the distance between the middle of the crank bolt to the rear axle. This is also the chain stay length.

## How do you measure anchor chain link?

Anchor chain is measured in two primary ways – thickness of the metal in the link, and the length of the link. The most precise method is to use Vernier calipers, though with care a measuring tape can get a close enough estimate.

## What is the strongest BMX chain?

The Wipperman 1G8 is widely respected as the strongest BMX chain you can buy. Wipperman don’t just design and build BMX chains, they also develop chains for other vehicles.

## Are 11 and 12 speed chains the same?

12-speed chains can operate just fine with 11-speed cassettes. The main exception are Shimano’s new 12-speed HG+ models which are heavily optimized for downshifting and thus come with custom inner plates that don’t mix well with non-Shimano 12-speed components.

## Are 6 7 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.

## What is the biggest SE bike?

The 29″ Big Flyer continues to take the crown as the king of the streets. This year’s bike is tougher than ever with the addition of an internal headset and mid-bottom bracket. With four awesome colorways to choose from, you can’t go wrong.