Chains, Links & Parts

A bicycle chain is a roller chain that transfers power from the pedals to the drive-wheel. Most bicycle chains are made from plain carbon or alloy steel, but some are chrome-plated or stainless steel to prevent rust, or simply for aesthetics. A bicycle chain can be very efficient: one study reported efficiencies as high as 98.6%. Efficiency was not greatly affected by the state of lubrication.

The chain in use on modern bicycles has a 1/2" pitch, which is ANSI standard #40, where the 4 indicates the pitch of the chain in eighths of an inch, and metric #8, where the 8 indicates the pitch in sixteenths of an inch. Chain comes in either 3/32", 1/8", 5/32" or 3/16" roller widths: 5/32" is used on cargo bikes and trikes, 1/8" with the common low cost coaster (back pedal brake) bike, hub and fixed gearing and on track bicycles, and 3/32" with the derailleur gears most commonly fitted on racing, touring and mountain bikes.

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Taya, Chain, 1/2 x 1/8 x 112L, White, MF box

1841A

Nano Polish Coloured Bmx Chains 1/2 X 1/8 X 100l Pink

1849

Nano Polish Coloured Bmx Chains 1/2 X 1/8 X 100l Light Blue

1850

Chain 1/2 X 1/8 X 112l Silver

1852A

Chain 1/2 X 1/8 X 112l Gold

1853A

10 Speed Chain 1/2 X 11/128 X 116l Silver

1854

YBN, Bicycle chain 1/8" x 110L brown/grey, MF box

1856A

Bicycle Chain 1/8" X 116l Grey

1857A

YBN, Chain 3/32" X 116l Silver

1858A

YBN, Chain 1/8"x96L, nickel, MF box

1861A

YBN, Chain 1/8x112L CP, MF box

1863A

Chain 1/8 X 112l Silver/grey

1864A

Chain1/2 x 3/32 BROWN

1866A

Chain 3/32" Z30 116l

1867A

Chain 3/32 X 114l Silver

1868A

Chain 3/32" Z50 112l

1870A

Chain 3/32 X 114l 7-8 Speed

1871A

YBN, Chain 3/32"x116L dark grey/brown, MFbox

1872A

Chain 3/32 X 116l Silver/grey

1873A

YBN, Chain 3/32x116L narrow, nickel. MF Box

1874A

Chain 1/2 X 11/128 X 116 Narro

1876A

Chain 1/8 x 112L brown

1877A

Chain Brown 112 link single speed

1878A

Chain H/duty 116L 1/2x1/8 silv

1884

YBN, Chain 1/8x96 links, brown/grey, w/connector, YBN Box

1885