Contents

- 1 How do I know my bike chain size?
- 2 What size is 8 speed chain?
- 3 What size is standard bicycle chain?
- 4 Is a 7 speed bike good enough?
- 5 Is 8 gears enough on a bike?
- 6 Are all bicycle chains the same pitch?
- 7 Are all bicycle chains the same size?
- 8 How often should I change my bike chain?
- 9 How do I know what type of chain I need?
- 10 How tight should a single speed bike chain be?
- 11 What chain should I use for single speed?

## How do I know my bike chain size?

Add the multiplied chainstay length, the divided number of teeth for the chainring and rear sprocket, and add 1 (or 2.5 cm). The result is the ideal chain length for your bike. For example, you’d add 32.5, 13, 7 and 1 to get 53.5. The length of the chain should be 53.5 inches or 135.89 cm.

## What size is 8 speed chain?

7.1 mm wide 8 speed chain will fit all the other systems (5, 6 and 7 speed ones). Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo all use the same chain with 8 speeds.

## What size is standard bicycle chain?

Chains come in 3⁄32 in (2.4 mm), 1⁄8 in (3.2 mm), 5⁄32 in (4.0 mm), or 3⁄16 in (4.8 mm) roller widths, the internal width between the inner plates. 1⁄8 in (3.2 mm) chains are typically used on bikes with a single rear sprocket: those with coaster brakes, hub gears, fixed gears such as track bicycles, or BMX bikes.

## Is a 7 speed bike good enough?

Every rider has his comfort level while riding, So to summarise, 7- speed is good enough on a bike. So a 7- speed bike provides the right number of speed gears with efficiency to ride on difficult terrains. As long as you are comfortable and happy with the 7- speed bike, the 7-speed will be enough for you.

## Is 8 gears enough on a bike?

What on earth does this mean? Means no I don’t believe 8 gears is enough once he gets up to speed and fitness. 50-11 at a top gear is plenty for 95% of riders. For high speeds the number of gears is irrelevant.

## Are all bicycle chains the same pitch?

All modern bicycle chains are made to the “one-half inch pitch” standard, meaning from rivet to rivet is nominally 0.5 inches. The sprocket teeth are cut for this same one-half inch standard to accept bicycle chains. However, this does not mean all makes and models of chains are interchangeable.

## Are all bicycle chains the same size?

Are all bicycle chains the same size? No, all bicycle chains are not the same size. Size varies on the bike’s numbers of sprockets, speeds, the distance between the front chainring and rear cogs, and the number of teeth on them.

## 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. 4

## How do I know what type of chain I need?

However you can act earlier by using a chain measuring device to determine if your chain is beginning to wear – catch it quickly and you only need a new chain. An alternative, but less accurate, method is to measure the length of 12 links, which on a new chain should be exactly 12”.

## How tight should a single speed bike chain be?

Chain Tension There should be approximately one half inch of movement in the chain up and down at a point half way between the front and rear sprockets. To change the tension loosen one of the axle-nuts and move the wheel forward or backward slightly and snug it up again.

## What chain should I use for single speed?

1/8″ chains are used exclusively for single speed setups.