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SS Chainrings

Postby Caller » Tue Nov 06, 2012 09:07 am

I'm trying to find a reasonably priced 130bcd 42t chainring for my singlespeed but I'm really struggling.

I've found plenty of places that sell the ramped rings in this size but there doesn't really seem to be much in the way of non-rmaped ones about.

Any suggestions?

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ugo.santalucia
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Re: SS Chainrings

Postby ugo.santalucia » Tue Nov 06, 2012 09:50 am

Have you tried Tokio fixed gear?

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Re: SS Chainrings

Postby Salsa » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:13 am

Velosolo do 42t in Gebhardt chainrings for £30, or if you can step up to 44t they do their own model which is really great quality.
http://velosolo.co.uk/shopcrank.html

I run a 42t Salsa unramped/pinned but it doesn't look like these are made anymore, bit annoying that :cry:

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Re: SS Chainrings

Postby Caller » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:56 am

Looks like it will have to be one of the Gebhardt rings.

I'm currently running a 45t on the front which I think will be a bit much for anything off-road. I suppose I could always step up from an 18t on the back to a 20t and see how it goes, 45/20 gives me 61.1 inches whereas 42/18 gives me 63.4 so not a huge difference.

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Re: SS Chainrings

Postby Monty Dog » Tue Nov 06, 2012 13:07 pm

If you're going to the trouble of fitting a single speed chainring I'd pay a little more and get a stainless one from the likes of Surly, otherwise, regular 130BCD chainrings are plentiful for about a tenner and last a couple of years e.g the basic Stronglight ones. For single speed CX, you really need to be looking at 38 or 39 teeth IME if you're planning on riding anything tougher than fire roads or canal paths.
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Re: SS Chainrings

Postby Caller » Tue Nov 06, 2012 13:43 pm

Monty Dog wrote:If you're going to the trouble of fitting a single speed chainring I'd pay a little more and get a stainless one from the likes of Surly, otherwise, regular 130BCD chainrings are plentiful for about a tenner and last a couple of years e.g the basic Stronglight ones. For single speed CX, you really need to be looking at 38 or 39 teeth IME if you're planning on riding anything tougher than fire roads or canal paths.


I might actually go with the Stronglight ones, at least that way I can get a couple of rings to play about with gearing to see what suits me best, without spending a fortune.

I was going to go with a 39t ring originally but the bike is also going to be my commuter so I need something that will work for both road and off-road.

I suppose I could get both a 39t and a 42t and swap them over as needed as I'd probably be able to use the same chain length for both.


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