Fixed gear sprockets are now listed on our Fixed-Gear Sprocket Page
Single-Speed Freewheels are now listed on our Singlespeed Page
Fixed-gear tools are now listed on our Fixed-Gear Tools Page
1.29" x 24 tpi
Dura-Ace FC001 $16.95 Standard size, fits Dura-Ace, Surly, Suzue, Formula/Harris, most other track hubs.
FC003 $13.95 Standard size, fits Dura-Ace, Surly, Suzue, Formula/Harris, most other track hubs.
Made of high-polished Chromoly stainless steel.
It looks really goofy to ride a fixed gear with a useless extra chainwheel on your crank.
For budget road-to-fixed conversions, a quick and dirty way to make the chainline work is by spacing the chainwheel inward from the crank spider.
Fixed gear and singlespeed bikes can use either 1/8" or 3/32" chain.
Narrow (3/32") ChainsThis size is used on bikes with derailers, but is also excellent for fixed-gear bikes. This chain is lighter than the 1/8" size. We recommend this for most road fixed-gear/singlespeed applications.
3/32" chains are listed on our Chain Page. We particularly recommend the SRAM PC870.
3/32" Half Links $3.95If you are having trouble fitting the desired gears onto a bike with vertical dropouts, this link will let you add or subtract 1/2 a link (1/2 inch) from your chain, allowing you to move the axle 1/4" forward or backward. We never used to be able to get half-links for the narrow chain, this is a new item!
Wide (1/8") ChainsThis size is traditionally used on track bikes and other bikes that don't have derailers. 1/8" chains are listed on our Wide Chain Page.
1/8" Half Links $4.95If you are having trouble fitting the desired gears onto a bike with vertical dropouts, this link will let you add or subtract 1/2 a link (1/2 inch) from your chain, allowing you to move the axle 1/4" forward or backward. Different brands of chain have different diameter rivets; these links do not fit all 1/8" chains, but they do fit the models we sell.
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