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KMC Z610HX 3/32" Singlespeed/Track Chain

(We sell a wide range of singlespeed and track chains at VeloSolo, all suitable for on or off-road use. All are designed to be less flexible laterally with tighter tolerances than typical geared chains and therfore offering improved performance for 'non-geared' drivetrains). If you need a basic chain tool please see the Cyclo tool further down which is suitable for any of our chains (more chain tools in the tool section too).

A new option in 3/32" high spec chains and perfect for singlespeed use on or off-road. The KMC Z610HX has heat treated 'Bull's-Eye' riveting pins, stretch-resistant links and other features giving exceptional tensile strength of 1300 kg. Manufactured with specially shaped links.

Suitable for 3/32" drivetrains. Use with road or mountain bikes equipped with 3/32" chainrings and cogs. All nickel silver finish with 112 links. Includes joining link.

£12.95 + UK shipping at £2.95  EU £6.95 (add £4)  WORLD £8.95 (add £6)
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KMC Z1X INOX Stainless Steel 1/8" Singlespeed/Track Chain

A superb 1/8" high spec chain from KMC. Unique amongst all the other chains we offer, this one is made of stainless steel. The KMC Z1X is heat-treated for extra strength and being stainless steel is completely rust proof (you still need to lube it though!).

Suitable for 1/8" drivetrains. Use with road or mountain bikes equipped with 1/8" chainrings and cogs. All stainless silver finish with 112 links. Includes joining link.

£22.95 + UK shipping at £2.95  EU £6.95 (add £4)  WORLD £8.95 (add £6)
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KMC Z510 1/8" Singlespeed/Track Chain Silver

Hugely popular singlespeed specific chain suitable for 1/8" drivetrains. Use with road or mountain bikes equipped with 1/8" chainrings and cogs.

All nickel silver finish with 112 links. Bushingless construction for smoother quieter operation. Includes joining link.

£10.95 + UK shipping at £2.95  EU £6.95 (add £4)  WORLD £8.95 (add £6)
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KMC Z510 1/8" Singlespeed/Track Chain Gold

Same model as above but this one in an attractive all gold finish. Use with road or mountain bikes equipped with 1/8" chainrings and cogs.

All gold finish with 112 links. Bushingless construction for smoother quieter operation. Includes joining link.

£10.95 + UK shipping at £2.95  EU £6.95 (add £4)  WORLD £8.95 (add £6)
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KMC S1 1/8" Singlespeed/Track Chain Red/White/Blue

A new option is the S1 (previously Z410) model, very similar to the Z510 above but in new red, white or blue powder-coated finish. 112 links. Use with road or mountain bikes equipped with 1/8" chainrings and cogs.

Chamfered inner plates for smoother action and less noise. Includes joining link.

£12.95 + UK shipping at £2.95  EU £6.95 (add £4)  WORLD £8.95 (add £6)
Note: blue & white currently out of stock
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KMC 1/8" Singlespeed Half-Link Heavy Duty HL710 Chain

High quality 1/8" singlespeed specific chain from KMC made up entirely of 1/2 links giving a unique look. Fully adjustable and heavy duty. Marketed for BMX but suitable for fixed and singlespeed abusers of equipment too. Very useful for 'magic-gear' (see FAQ) set-ups on a singlespeed or fixed mountain or road bike.

All silver finish with length of 128cm. For singlespeed 1/8" drivetrains only. Complete with special joining pin. Please check your current chain length if unsure of suitability.

£22.95 + UK shipping at £2.95  EU £6.95 (add £4)  WORLD £8.95 (add £6)
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Miche Primato Pista 1/8" Track Chain

Part of the Miche track groupset. Singlespeed chain suitable for 1/8" drivetrains. For road or mountain bikes equipped with 1/8" chainrings and cogs.

All silver finish with 100 links. Excellent value chain from the 'smaller' Italian component maker. Includes joining link.

£12.95 + UK shipping at £2.95  EU £6.95 (add £4)  WORLD £8.95 (add £6)
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DID 1/8" Track Chain Black or Silver

A new model offering DID quality at a lower price than the Pro with a choice of black or silver finish. High quality reliable chains made in Japan.

All nickel silver finish or all black finish, both with 110 links. Includes traditional spring type master link.

£17.95 (black) £21.95 (silver) + UK shipping at £2.95  EU £6.95 (add £4)  WORLD £8.95 (add £6)
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DID Racing Pro NJS Approved 1/8" Track Chain

Beautiful top level chain from DID. Track specific and NJS certified and stamped for professional Keirin track use with screw type master link (included) and hardened pins.

All silver finish with 106 links. Super strong, top spec.

£47.95 + UK shipping at £3.95  EU £12.95 (add £9)  WORLD £14.95 (add £11)
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Bike Hand Chain Wear Checker

One of those tools that not many cyclists think of buying but for the sake of a few £'s these are really useful. Even more so for singlespeeders and fixed wheel riders concentrating all the wear on one chainring and one cog. This is a precision made measure that tells you when your chain is nearly worn and ready for replacement - a worn chain will in turn prematurely wear your expensive chainring and cog.

Simply insert into the top run of the chain and as long as the end does not slot down between the links your chain is fine. There are two marks for 0.75% and 1% - aim to replace your chain by the 0.75% mark for best results.

NOTE: some pics show previously stocked and branded BBB model, we have left these up to illustrate method of use. Bike Hand model is exactly the same in use but does not come carded.

£4.95 + UK shipping at £2.50  EU £4.50 (add £2)  WORLD £6.50 (add £4)
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Cyclo Rivex Universal Chain Tool

Simple chain tool for use with any chain. Classic design is reliable and superb value. Will work with any chain from singlespeed 3/32" and 1/8" chains to 8 and 9 speed chains. Rear of card contains user instructions. Essential for fitting and adjusting any of our chains.

Important: please check this handy link for advice on how to use a chain tool if you have not used one before (note: the standard Rivex does not have a 'tight-link' cradle) as we regret we cannot warranty chain tools damaged by incorrect use!

£5.95 + UK shipping at £2.50  EU £5.50 (add £3)  WORLD £6.50 (add £4)
Note: discontinued - please see improved replacement model below
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Bike Hand Chain Tool YC-329

A new chain tool that sits between the Rivex above and heavier workshop YC-324 below. Slightly larger and heavier duty build than the Rivex and with the advantage of an adjustable lower pin/plate support. Great value and reliable chain tool for use with any chain. Will work with any chain from singlespeed 3/32" and 1/8" chains to 8, 9 and 10 speed chains. Essential for fitting and adjusting any of our chains.

Important: please check this handy link for advice on how to use a chain tool if you have not used one before (note: the standard Rivex does not have a 'tight-link' cradle) as we regret we cannot warranty chain tools damaged by incorrect use!

£6.95 + UK shipping at £2.50  EU £5.50 (add £3)  WORLD £6.50 (add £4)
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Bike Hand Workshop Chain Tool YC-324

Workshop quality heavy duty adjustable chain tool. Large size (6" long approx). Usable with 3/32" and 1/8" chains. Highly recommended for frequent use especially with heavier duty 1/8" chains. Forged steel with rubber coated handle. Fully adjustable for any size chain and for making precise rivet adjustments as well as normal breaking, joining and shortening of chains. Complete with spare pin (available as spares too - please email to order). Twice the price of a cheap chain tool but far superior.

Important: please check this handy link for advice on how to use a chain tool if you have not used one before. In particular the correct positioning of the chain on the lower part of the tool to avoid damage to chain and tool. The upper part of the tool is not intended for splitting chains but just for easing tight links. When using the 324 tool place the chain in the lower part of the tool and first tighten up the lower support screw to rest against the base of the chain before splitting or joining the chain. We regret we cannot warranty chain tools damaged by incorrect use.

£16.95 + UK shipping at £2.95  EU £6.95 (add £4)  WORLD £9.95 (add £7)
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KMC 1/8" Split Spring Link (pack of two)

If you have a chain without a specific joining link or do not want to use a chain tool every time you want to remove the chain then this is a good old fashioned split link. Use to join one male end of a chain to the other male end.

Install with the closed end facing direction of travel, remove with a small screwdriver by prising open the split end. Sale is for pack of two for 1/8" chains only.

£2.95 + UK shipping at £2.50  EU £4.50 (add £2)  WORLD £5.50 (add £3)
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KMC 1/8" and 3/32" 'Snap-on' Joining Links (pack of two)

These are the newest type of joining link as included with many KMC chains. Very convenient to use as the chain can be split or joined without the use of any tools.

Please see this link for instructions on how to fit the 'snap-on' style link. Sale is for pack of two in 1/8" ('bagged') or 3/32" (carded) width.

£2.95 (1/8") and £3.95 (3/32") + UK shipping at £2.50  EU £4.50 (add £2)  WORLD £5.50 (add £3)
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YBN 1/8" Male to Male Half Link Nickel

At last we have a replacement half-link for the discontinued KMC models. Very handy little half-link in an attractive nickel finish, both ends male allowing the chain to be shortened by half the normal amount. Instead of removing a pair of links use this to connect one female link to another female link. A normal pair of links removes one inch from your total chain length, a half-link removes 1/2 an inch and allows the wheel to move back or forth by just 1/4 inch. Ideal for fine tuning chain length for precise positioning of the rear wheel or for 'magic gear' set-ups etc. See FAQ for half-link advice.

This is 1/8" thickness and male to male specific.

£3.95 + UK shipping at £2.50  EU £4.50 (add £2)  WORLD £5.50 (add £3)
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KMC 1/8" Male to Female Half Link

Last ones now left in stock. Male to female type. Use this to connect one male link to one female link. Ideal for fine tuning chain length for precise positioning of the rear wheel or for 'magic gear' set-ups etc. Please see FAQ for half-link advice.

This is 1/8" thickness and male to female specific.

£5.95 + UK shipping at £2.50  EU £4.50 (add £2)  WORLD £5.50 (add £3)
Note: now sold out
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Stronglight Sealed Bottom Bracket 103mm

Superb high spec all metal BB and a great alternative to the Tange. Size 103mm only. Sealed cartridge type with reliable and tough steel cups and square taper steel axle. See FAQ for advice on the different BB tapers.

Suitable for English threaded 68mm BB shell. Intall with a Shimano pattern splined BB tool (tool section 26BB-2A).

£23.95 + UK shipping at £3.50  EU £6.50 (add £3)  WORLD £8.50 (add £5)
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Stronglight Sealed Bottom Bracket Aluminium Cups 107mm & 110mm

Very similar to the model above, this one has aluminium alloy cups. Length is 107mm or 110mm. Sealed cartridge all metal shell and cups. Square taper steel axle. See FAQ for advice on the different BB tapers.

Suitable for English threaded 68mm BB shell. Intall with a Shimano pattern splined BB tool (tool section 26BB-2A).

£22.95 + UK shipping at £3.50  EU £6.50 (add £3)  WORLD £8.50 (add £5)
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Tange Sealed Bottom Bracket - all options back in stock

Very similar to above but branded Tange. Sealed cartridge with metal cups and excellent bearings. Highly recommended. Now in stock in all lengths (103/107/110/113/115/118/122/127) to fit any JIS chainset. See FAQ for advice on the different BB tapers.

Suitable for English threaded 68mm BB shell. Intall with a Shimano pattern splined BB tool (tool section 26BB-2A).

Note: the 110mm measures 110.5mm (as it has always done) but Tange have started marking the boxes '111mm', the size remains the same at 110.5mm.

£21.95 + UK shipping at £3.50  EU £6.50 (add £3)  WORLD £8.50 (add £5)
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Sugino Sealed Bottom Bracket

Sugino's sealed cartridge BB, all metal cups with excellent bearings. Length is 103mm with JIS taper. Correct size for Sugino RD chainset. Also suitable for other JIS chainsets requiring this length BB. See FAQ for advice on the different BB tapers.

Suitable for English threaded 68mm BB shell. Intall with a Shimano pattern splined BB tool (tool section 26BB-2A).

£34.95 + UK shipping at £3.50  EU £7.50 (add £4)  WORLD £9.50 (add £6)
Note: Sugino have recently updated these with black and grey finish to the cups/body/spindle
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Token Square Taper JIS or ISO Bottom Bracket - all options back in stock

A superb quality road BB and packed full of features at this price. Carbon fibre shell, hollow machined cro-mo steel axle and cold forged aluminium alloy cups. Complete with 'high rolling' sealed bearings. Mounting bolts included. Highly recommended.

Available in ISO taper (suitable for Campagnolo and other Italian chainsets) or JIS taper (suitable for most Japanese chainsets). All designed for English threaded 68mm shell road frames. Weight approximately 205g to 225g.

Lengths available; ISO available in 102mm and 111mm. JIS available in 103mm (113.5mm JIS discontinued). See FAQ for advice on the different BB tapers.

£31.95 + UK shipping at £3.50  EU £6.50 (add £3)  WORLD £8.50 (add £5)
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Zenith Threadless Bottom Bracket for Damaged Frames

Replacement model for the older YST model stocked previously. These are a brilliant 'get out of trouble' product if you have a frame with damaged or stripped bottom bracket threads. Instead of the usual threading, the cups have tapering sides to fit snugly into the BB shell. One side of the BB threads onto the other side pulling the two halves together within the frame.

These are a much better quality than the YST with very smooth 6002 sealed cartridge bearings. Install with a standard Shimano splined BB tool (tool section 26BB-2A). Suitable for 68mm BB shell. Two choices of length at 110mm or 113mm. JIS taper. Note: some photos show older YST - the Zenith appear at the top

£16.95 + UK shipping at £3.50  EU £6.50 (add £3)  WORLD £8.50 (add £5)
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Token External (Shimano) MTB Sealed Bottom Bracket

Superb quality external type bottom brackets suitable for modern Hollowtech II Shimano pattern mountain bike cranks. Ideal for use on a singlespeed MTB (or compatible road frame) with a converted triple chainset. CNC anodized black cups (not gold as shown) with high quality (very free running) sealed bearings.

Suitable for 68mm or 73mm English threaded BB shell. Includes aluminium (not plastic) spacers. Excellent value alternative to Shimano's own bottom bracket. Weight approximately 95g.

£21.95 + UK shipping at £3.50  EU £6.50 (add £3)  WORLD £8.50 (add £5)
Note: currently out of stock
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Bottom Bracket Crank Bolts Standard Type - special offer buy one pair get two extra pairs free!

Standard crank bolts for use with any bottom bracket (Tange, Shimano, Sugino etc) and any cotterless chainset. Grade 10.9 high tensile steel in black finish. Use with a 14mm socket or crank bolt tool (YC-161) etc. Sold as a pair.

£2.00 + UK shipping at £2.50  EU £4.50 (add £2)  WORLD £5.50 (add £3)
Note: special offer while stocks last, buy one pair and we will include two extra pairs free of charge
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Bottom Bracket Crank Bolts Allen Key Type

As above but 'modern' allen key type with 'built-in' dust covers. For use with any bottom bracket (Tange, Shimano, Sugino etc) and any cotterless chainset. Chromed steel. Use with an 8mm allen key. Sold as a pair.

£2.95 + UK shipping at £2.50  EU £4.50 (add £2)  WORLD £5.50 (add £3)
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Sugino Autex Self-Extracting Crank Bolts

These are a slightly higher spec alternative to the Zenith bolts below and made by Sugino in Japan. All steel construction with brass washers. By using these instead of regular crank bolts you will not need a crank extractor tool to remove your chainset. However, these do require care in use. The 'cap' screws into the crank arm over the bolt, undoing the bolt allows the shoulder of the bolt to pull against the cap removing the arm. For use with any square taper bottom bracket and cotterless chainset. Sold as a pair.

Simple to install with just one regular 6mm Allen Key and the special Sugino tool (included). Important: To avoid damage please ensure these are fitted correctly. If the cap bolts are not properly fitted to your crank arms you may damage your crank threads. The crank threads must be perfectly clean and undamaged. Full fitting instructions included (please be sure to grease all parts).

£11.95 + UK shipping at £2.50  EU £4.50 (add £2)  WORLD £5.50 (add £3)
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Zenith Self-Extracting Crank Bolts

Lighter weight budget version of the Sugino above. These have a hardened steel bolt with a lightweight aluminium cap. For use with any square taper bottom bracket and cotterless chainset. Sold as a pair. Requires 8mm and 10mm allen keys for installation.

Important: To avoid damage please ensure these are fitted correctly. If the cap bolts are not properly fitted to your crank arms you may damage your crank threads. The crank threads must be perfectly clean and undamaged. Grease the thread of the bolt, install into the crank arm and pop the plastic washer on top (no grease). Using a 10mm allen key or hex wrench fully tighten the alloy cap into the arm with Loctite or similar. Install the crank as normal with an 8mm allen key.

£8.95 + UK shipping at £2.50  EU £4.50 (add £2)  WORLD £5.50 (add £3)
Note: currently out of stock
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VeloSolo CNC Bottom Bracket Spacer Kit

Use with Shimano, Hope, Raceface, Sugino, Miche, Campagnolo etc 'Hollowtech', splined or square taper bottom brackets, MTB or road (English - NOT Italian). Ideal to replace lost spacers, provide additional spacers to fine tune chainline or as an upgrade to the plastic spacers supplied with most 'Hollowtech' BB's.

CNC custom machined in the UK from solid lengths of 6082 aluminium alloy - not cut from tube. Superb quality. Pack of five includes three of 2.5mm and two of 1.0mm. Combination of five covers nearly all fittings whether using a 68mm or 73mm BB.

£8.95 + UK shipping at £2.50  EU £4.50 (add £2)  WORLD £5.50 (add £3)
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VeloSolo CNC BB Spacer Kit Anodized

Exact same machined spacer kit as above but now available with new anodized finish. Four colours available - red, gold, blue or black. Note: current blue stock does have some slight blue colour mismatch between the 1.0mm and 2.5mm spacers. CNC custom machined in the UK from solid lengths of 6082 aluminium alloy. Pack of five includes three of 2.5mm and two of 1.0mm.

£10.95 + UK shipping at £2.50  EU £4.50 (add £2)  WORLD £5.50 (add £3)
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