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Seeking chain advice
« on: 08.04. 2010 16:38 »
Greetings all,

I'd like to get a chain for the A10 work in progress.

Gbox sprocket has 20 teeth
Rear wheel sprocket has 42 teeth on a full width hub cast iron hub

What dimension/size should I ask for and how many links total  ????

Should any decent modern motorcycle shop stock the right chain ?

Any body on the forum have a recommended brand/type?

Thanks in advance

cheers

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Re: Seeking chain advice
« Reply #1 on: 09.04. 2010 14:49 »
This information is contained in Roy Bacons excellent [oh yes it is] book a7 a10 restoration.

I will look it up for you over the weekend.

Reynolds chain is the best.

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Re: Seeking chain advice
« Reply #2 on: 10.04. 2010 00:24 »
I've been hearing rumours for years that Reynolds chain is only been making industrial strength stuff these days so should be avoided? Any comments? Unless it only applies to us downunder.

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Re: Seeking chain advice
« Reply #3 on: 10.04. 2010 12:55 »
In the UK you cannot go wrong with these people, always seen at auto jumbles and classic bike events.They are very knowlegable.        http://www.sprocketsunlimited.com/Index.html
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Re: Seeking chain advice
« Reply #4 on: 10.04. 2010 22:06 »
Hi Scotty
From my 1961 BSA Instruction Manual  for G.F and S.R it states the following:

Gear Box  Sprocket 19t
Rear Sprocket  43t
Chain size and pitches  5/8'' x 3/8''  - 97

I guess with your 20t Gear Box Sprocket you will 98/99, can alway remove a link if to long.

Hope this helps
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Re: Seeking chain advice
« Reply #5 on: 10.04. 2010 22:09 »
Anyone knows of a any O-ring chain that would fit, or are they all too large?

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e

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Re: Seeking chain advice
« Reply #6 on: 11.04. 2010 15:39 »
Thanks for the advice guys  *smile*

As always, a great help.

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Re: Seeking chain advice
« Reply #7 on: 11.04. 2010 17:04 »
This information is contained in Roy Bacons excellent [oh yes it is] book a7 a10 restoration.

I will look it up for you over the weekend.

Reynolds chain is the best.

Regards

I don't think Renolds chain is so good these days.