Bicycling After 25 Year of not Riding

cycleguy2300

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Mar 19, 2010
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Austin, Texas
I don't remember ever breaking, or wearing out a chain when I was a kid.
Single speed or derailleurs on your bike as a kid? Single speed chains are slightly larger and having the chain run in a straight(er) line significantly reduces wear. In the pro ranks for time-trials they will run massive front chain rings so at their anticipated speed the chain is going straight back and not slightly off the the side.

Also, the taller teeth on a single speed is more tolerant of wear than the shorter teeth of a derailleured bike.

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Hoji

Bowling-Pin Commando
May 28, 2008
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Mustang Ridge
Single speed or derailleurs on your bike as a kid? Single speed chains are slightly larger and having the chain run in a straight(er) line significantly reduces wear. In the pro ranks for time-trials they will run massive front chain rings so at their anticipated speed the chain is going straight back and not slightly off the the side.

Also, the taller teeth on a single speed is more tolerant of wear than the shorter teeth of a derailleured bike.

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Never thought about the physics of it. Thanks!
 

ZX9RCAM

Over the Rainbow bridge...
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May 14, 2008
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The Woodlands, Tx.
Single speed or derailleurs on your bike as a kid? Single speed chains are slightly larger and having the chain run in a straight(er) line significantly reduces wear. In the pro ranks for time-trials they will run massive front chain rings so at their anticipated speed the chain is going straight back and not slightly off the the side.

Also, the taller teeth on a single speed is more tolerant of wear than the shorter teeth of a derailleured bike.

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Both.
Single speed as a youngster, then derailleurs as I got older.
 

Hoji

Bowling-Pin Commando
May 28, 2008
10,601
113
Mustang Ridge
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