Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.

New: Take part in the National Bike Safety Month giveaway for a RiderBag reflective backpack


Single/3spd Chain Suppliers
#1
I was reading another post when this kind of jogged my memory. Does anyone know of a supplier that still carries the old 3 speed/ single speed chain? They are of course much bigger then the new tiny ones.
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
  Reply
#2
any bike shop should have one, they are 1/8" width and are used on BMX.
  Reply
#3
Bill. What color you want?
Check out the KMC site. You can get 1/2 x 1/8 - or - 1/2 x 3/32 in everything from Hot Pink to Fake Rust to Rainbow.
Wheelies don't pop themselves. (from a QBP fortune cookie)
  Reply
#4
I should have gave a little more detail, sorry. The ones I mean are the ones that came with 50's and before bikes.
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
  Reply
#5
Bill. Are you talking about a Half Link chain? Rather than individual wide outer plates and narrow inners, they have each plate 'stepped' between pins?
KHE and Spank make them. KMC makes them too. KMC calls them Pintle chains.
KMC is probably what you're looking for if you're doing a restoration and intend to keep it "period correct". The KMC number is Z710NP.
Wheelies don't pop themselves. (from a QBP fortune cookie)
  Reply
#6
Yea I think do think those are the ones. The older styles were much "bigger" looking then the newer ones by today's standards. I will take a picture of it when I get time, might be later this week though. But thank you all so far for the help.
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
  Reply
#7
As far as I understand it the old single speed chains were 1/8" and dérailleur chains were 3/32" wide. (back in the sixties. Smile )
And yes they are still available.

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/chains-single-speed-hub-gear-dept258_pg1/

Although there is a mixture in there.
Ride hard or ride home alone!
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread
Author
Replies
Views
Last Post
 
5,594
04-13-2011, 04:12 PM
Last Post: nfmisso
 
16,510
03-01-2010, 09:15 AM
Last Post: Bill

Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
Aluminium frame crack
Today 05:49 PM
National Bike Safety Month | RiderBag Gi...
Today 12:07 PM
SmartHalo all-in-one biking accessory | ...
Today 12:07 PM
Trek FX 1 front wheel skewer Doesn't go ...
Yesterday 04:45 PM
Clicking when pedaling on bike.
Yesterday 04:00 PM
Trouble Mounting Front Brake Calliper
Yesterday 03:40 PM
Chain lube
Yesterday 12:52 PM
CRESCENT PEPITA '72/'73
Yesterday 09:35 AM
Vintage Road Bike Restoration HELP
Yesterday 03:35 AM
COLNAGO NUOVO MEXICO 1986
05-28-2020 05:42 PM

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. CharleyFarley
21 posts
no avatar 2. Jesper
20 posts
no avatar 3. Painkiller
14 posts
no avatar 4. Criminal
12 posts
no avatar 5. Joe_W
11 posts