Fixed gear and singlespeed bikes can use either 1/8" or 3/32" chain.
This page shows the wider 1/8" size. This size is traditionally used on track bikes, one speeds, three speds and other bikes that don't have derailers.
For the narrower 3/32" size, as used on derailer bikes, click here.
Note: The all of the chains on this page will work with either 1/8" or 3/32"single-speed sprockets/chainrings.
SRAM PC-1 Nickel 1/8" Chain CH1017 $13.95Good quality, reliable chain, nickel plated to resist rust.
SRAM PC-7X 1/8" Chain CH1008 $21.95High quality, reliable chain, reinforced plates, chrome hardened pins.
New version has all silver links.
Offset Links CH002 $4.95If you are having trouble fitting the desired gears onto a bike with vertical dropouts, this link will let you add or subtract 1/2 a link (1/2 inch) from your chain, allowing you to move the axle 1/4" forward or backward. Different brands of chain have different diameter rivets; these links do not fit all 1/8" chains, but they do fit the models listed above.
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