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Old 11-02-2009, 03:11 PM
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Default types of chain and their strengths/ pitch ect.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roller_chain
i found this useful for strengths ect. and it also tells you pitch/roller diameter.
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All u need to no about chain. Say 35#, the first number is out of /8 of an inch and thats ur distance between pins. So for 35#, it is 3/8 of an inch. 42# chain, 4/8 or 1/2 inch between pins.

The second number is the type of chain. 0 for standard proportions, 1 for lightweight chain, and 5 for rollerless bushed chain.

Note: This only works for ANSI roller chain. Metric chain is out of /16 of an inch. Heavy weight chain like on motorcycles and such is different again.
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