Si wrote: But reading something by Brant I see he thinks its the other way round, suggesting that because 3/32 have to stand up to all the shifting up and down the sprockets, unlike a track 1/18th, they are actually stronger (or longer lasting which isn't always the same thing). Chains normally fail at the pivots and it's here where he said the 3/32 is better. Opinions?
Thats funny I always thought that chains failed where they are joined / linked etc,
If you were to compare a 1/8" to a 3 / 32 " chain with same pitch, same manufacture, same material, same side plates and sprockets are same number etc. Assuming same power transmitted,. What would you say
Possible that a 3/ 32 " chain is made tougher and or better material / process.
But a 3 / 32 " chain ( derralier type )is designed to run out of line and bridge several sprockets at once in a small segment of rear block.
Even if you compare a good 1/ 8 " chain to a good derralier chain what would be the answer
On a quick gander at the chains I have, one speed through to eight speed all of them seem to have a pretty standard 1 mm plate thickness, varies from 0.95 mm to 1.15 mm , different manufactures of course