Re: [CR]Inch pitch? and more on chains

(Example: Racing:Roger de Vlaeminck)

Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 20:37:45 -0800 (PST)
From: "sam lingo" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Inch pitch? and more on chains
In-Reply-To: <p0623090dbffc1489cec3@[]>

Sheldon Brown <> wrote:

I own (and love) a 1916 Mead Ranger. I also have a photocopy of the original catalogue.

The catalogue makes a big deal about the English 1/2" roller chain specced for this model, but the actual bike has 1" roller chain. The chainring pattern is identical to the one shown in the catalogue, so I'm sure the drivetrain was original. My interpretation is that British factories had more important things to do in 1916 than making bike parts for export... If your bike is just a bit older,say1911,it would have come equipted with an english Brampton (1") twin-roller chain (same pattern chainring-with what the catalog calls the williams pattern---having the shoulder for the chain to run on) sam lingo,pleasanton tx

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