Looking for source for skip tooth chain

Discussion in 'Antique Motorized Bicycles' started by Whizzerd, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. Whizzerd

    Whizzerd Member

    A used bike dealer I just met is trying to find chain to fit a '49 Monarch bicycle with skip tooth chainring/sprocket. I offered to help. Any advise is appreciated.

  2. Quenton Guenther

    Quenton Guenther Motored Bikes Sponsor

    Very expensive, and hard to find. There was one on Ebay a few weeks ago and was over $100.00. The last one I found [3 years ago] was $59.00 and ordered via a local bicycle shop and was the Diamond brand.

    Have fun,
  3. Dobroknow

    Dobroknow New Member

  4. Quenton Guenther

    Quenton Guenther Motored Bikes Sponsor

    I don't think it will work. I have tried using regular chain thinking it would just skip over the area where there isn't any teeth, but it doesn't work.

    Have fun,
  5. Whizzerd

    Whizzerd Member

    Thanks for the replies fellas, I will pass this on.
  6. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Your best bets for a skip-tooth (or one inch pitch) chain would be either Memory Lane Classics ( www.memorylane-classics.com ) or through eBay. In either case it is likely to be costly, as Diamond discontinued production of skip-tooth chains around four years ago and prices have been steadily climbing since.
    Looking at the double pitch single strand (on teh link you posted), it is not quite the correct configuration and likely won't work.
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2010
  7. Chris Crew

    Chris Crew Member

    skip link chain

    check the Classic and Antique Bicycle Exchange


    register, and you can look at the buy/sell/trade page

    I've often seen skip link parts and chains there--seems the avg price is $35-50 for a chain.
  8. Esteban

    Esteban Active Member

    Yep, E Bay will most likely have what you need. May need to check back at different dates, though. Getting harder && harder to find ! Sometimes there is a used one for sale,,, but be careful. May be too worn out, not long enough, etc., etc.