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The cogs (gears) at the front of your drive chain, connected to the cranks.

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105 11-34T Cassette Compatibility

I purchased a Merida Speeder 400 a year back. This came with Shimano 50-34 teeth and Shimano CSR7000 11-32 teeth 11-speed cassette which I replaced with Shimano 105 R7000 11 Speed 11-34 Teeth Cassette....
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replacing cassette & chainset

I think the time has come to replace my rear cassette, it has begun skipping in a certain gear. I'd also like to give myself a bigger granny gear (something like a 28 or 30 would do). I haven't done ...
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Replacement parts for old Giant CRS 4.0

I'm looking at replacing the cassette and chainrings on an old Giant CRS 4.0 bought way back in around 2009 (I think) and trying to find compatible (and still available) parts. Its parts are listed as ...
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1x, 2x, 3x chainring - does it matter?

I need to replace one chainring in my 3x9 setup. One possible option I'm looking at says it was made for 2x setups. Another option says it was made for 1x. They have the correct tooth count, BCD, and ...
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Does “speed” of a replacement chainring matter?

I'm looking to replace one of my three chainrings, and I'm having a hard time finding something that matches my bcd/bolt-pattern/tooth-count. I have found a few options, but they say they are for 10- ...
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Chainring Spider Mount Types

I have been wondering about the different types of spider (or direct mount chainrings) to crank arms and was surprised that I could not find anything spot-on about it. I kind of know that BMX direct ...
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My bike keeps making this grinding noise around the back wheel/casette/chainring area when I get speed on a tech/ jump trail

It is an older bike that hasn't been used in years and I recently got it serviced and began using it on the trails. It is a specialized stumpjumper from around the 2004/2005 era and everything seems ...
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cruiser chainring

I have been urged by my physio to give up the mountain bike and only ride a cruiser. I would like to do some rides that are longer. I find the gears too slow for longer rides on the cruiser and wonder ...
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1x12 Crankset to my 9speed cassette/chainring

good day maam/sir, i would like to ask for some ideas if i can use the new Deore XT Crankset 1x12 (36t) to my 9 Speedchain + 9 speed cassette? If not, how about 10 speed chains + 11-42 10 speed ...
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Chain keeps falling off chainring

I picked up an old Raleigh Sirocco from the 1980s ish and am attempting to convert it to single speed. I thought it was finished, but when taking it out for its first ride, the chain kept falling off ...
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Compatibility of Shimano Ultegra and Sora components

My road bike has an Ultegra groupset, but some parts need replacement (chainrings, chain, and cassette). The chain is worn out, the cassette is sliding with a new chain, and the chainset is also worn ...
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Damaged pedal threads on crank arms, having a hard time finding a replacement, what do I do?

I have the Vitus Nucleus 27 vr, but I recently broke the original plastic pedal on it after I hit a rock and so I replaced it with another set. The problem is I completely overtightened and damaged ...
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Chain hitting front derailleur cage with H limit screw fully loosened

I followed the Park Tools guide to set up my gears. The rear derailleur was a success but I can't manage to adjust the front derailleur so that the chain stops grinding on the guard. There's no more ...
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Grx chainring with XT/Slx RD

What with the ongoing situation with the grx rx812 rear derailleur being out of stock, I was wondering if its possible to use an XT or Slx rear derailleur with a grx chainring? For reference I have an ...
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Chain length differences between 1X and multi-chainring setups

When determining correct chain size, one common technique is to install the chain (without passing it through any derailleur) onto the largest front and rear sprockets. Then, determine the shortest ...
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I failed to replace my chain at the proper interval. Will I have to replace my whole drivetrain?

My bicycle is a 2012 Specialized Secteur. It has 6000 miles (10000 km), and I have never replaced the chain. I recently began noticing that the chain always seems out of alignment with the rear ...
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Building a new Drivetrain

I’m looking to build up a new dive train for a slalom / 4x bike. Is it possible to mix and match any sort of chainring and cassette without running into any problems ?
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Rust from cassette and chain

I was cleaning my chainring, chain and cassette with vinegar, to remove unwanted grease but suddenly after a few minutes it suddenly turned slightly orange. It spread all over my rear gears. I got ...
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Missing pin in replacement chainring, is it important?

This is related to Worn out chainring or missing tension Today the chainring arrived, but it lacks a pin. The pin is 15mm (0.59") long with a diameter of 4.1mm (0.16"). It is located in such ...
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Worn out chainring or missing tension

This is a follow-up to the question I need to replace a cassette for CS-HG500-10 but want to go XT Yesterday I replaced the cassette, as well as the chain and the jockey wheels and went for a ride. ...
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Can you mount GRX FC-RX600 110/80 chainrings on a Tiagra 4700 chainset?

Has anyone mounted these https://www.bike-discount.de/it/comprare/shimano-grx-fc-rx600-2x10-11-speed-chainring-961783 on a Tiagra 4700 crankset? If they will fit it's a LOT cheaper than buying the ...
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Chain is slipping relative to large chainring but not the small one

The crank on my 2016 Giant XTC Advanced (Shimano XT components) is slipping relative to the large chainring but not the small chainring. In searching for reasons many of the answers focus on chain ...
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Rear derailleur max capacity exceeded?

My MTB is a Lapierre X-Flow 512 2012. It has a Shimano RD-M980-SGS 10v rear derailleur which has a total capacity of 41t (see official specs). But it comes with a 11-36 cassette and a 24-42 crankset (...
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Are chainring bolts alone strong enough?

Because of a custom application, I need to be able to use 104BCD chainrings. However, I need a stand-alone spider to hold the chainrings; the chainwheel will not be mounted directly to a 104BCD crank. ...
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Campagnolo: Can I run an 11 speed chain on my 10 speed chainrings?

I have a bike with 10 speed front derailleur and chainrings. The cassette, rear derailleur and shifter will all be 11 speed. Can I run an 11 speed chain on this? Everything is Campagnolo. Thanks
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Which chainguard (or alternative chainring) for a Shimano FC-M 510 crankset

My commuter bike is equipped with a Shimano FC-M 510 crankset, the teeth configuration being 44/36/22. Unfortunately, the largest chainring has no chainguard attached to it (and also no holes), so ...
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Compatibility of 38T chainrings to Deore crank

My bike (Canyon Pathlite 5) has an "FC-M5100-1, DEORE" crankset and a "Shimano Deore M5100 11s 11-51" cassette. Instead of the 32 teeth on the front chainring, I'd like to change ...
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Minimum chainring gap for front derailleur

On my city/trekking bike, I have a Shimano Alivio crankset FC-T4010. It was first delivered with 22-32-44 chainrings. After a while I calculated that with a 38 chainring, I was able to ride 99% of the ...
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Triple Chainset

Trying to replace my 52/42/32 front 21 speed chainset with same. The outer chain ring 104bcd 52t would also be OK. Unable to find. This is for an English trike.
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What bike chain size do I buy?

A friend gave me his old bike which I'm fixing up to use. It has no chain and I've never replaced one before so I'm wondering what size I need to buy to replace it. The Bike is an Apollo Avio, it has ...
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Chain slipping on smallest cogs (bigger chainring, new chain)

I recently switched my SRAM 1x12 Eagle SX drivetrain from a 30 to 34 direct mount Chainring. I also bought a new chain to accompany with it. Chain length was measured as the sram service manual ...
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Chainrings for Shimano FC-M760 crank worn out, need help

Problem: I have Shimano XT FC-M760 cranks 22/32/44t on my MTB. BCD=104/64, 4 bolt. Need to replace all rings; I'm open to any solution other than changing to 2x/1x (2x10 not enough gear range, 1x11 ...
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What would happen if I don’t replace worn drivetrain components?

What would happen if I took a entirely new drivetrain and just never replaced anything? Of course, I’d keep it clean and lubricated. With 11 and 12 speed chains being as expensive as they are, the old ...
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How can I lower the gear ratio on my son's bike?

I got a SH Commencal 24" MTB for my son. He loves it - except on climbing steep slopes where he runs out of steam. It comes with a 7-speed 14-28T freewheel (Shimano MF TZ21) + Acera derailleur, ...
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Alternatives to Crankset Shimano M523 Octalink 40-30-22T

I have recently purchased a Merida 2015 7500 One-Twenty 3x10. Link to bike specs: http://online.fliphtml5.com/pvouz/azox/#p=12 The crankset chain rings are very worn and need replacing. More Pictures ...
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6800 FC to R 8000 FC upgrade

I would like to replace my 6800 FC 52/36 and 6800 FD with the R8000 FD and FC 52/36. I'd like to utilize my existing 6800 brifters, which operate flawlessly. Are the cable pull on the brifters (6800 ...
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Can I use a 9s front chain ring with a 10 speed chain and cassette?

I have mistakenly bought a 9s 44T front chainring to replace a worn one. It's for the correct chain type (HG). The original was a 10s 44T. I have a (new) 10s rear cassette and (new) 10s chain. (CN-...
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How does lubricating your chain help protect your cassette and chainrings from wearing too?

I just got my mountain bike back from the shop after a frame warranty, and they replaced my chain as it was apparently worn (2x11). They recommended changing the cassette and chainrings while I was at ...
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Correct way to shift?

So I went to a bike shop to check out the options that I could buy and came across this board that has the gear using system explained for beginners (I guess?). Is it not literally suggesting cross-...
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What to get? How do I know whether what I'm looking at is a BSO? (Bicycle Shaped Object); what should I do about the multiple chainrings?

I'm about to get a ridiculously cheap bike (~$200) sometime soon and have limited my options to two bikes. One is the BTwin Riverside 120, which people here in India who have put up reviews don't seem ...
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Chain slips off chainrings with a lot of pedal force

I have a 2001 Raleigh R600 road bike. It wasn’t ridden much when I got it, and I’ve recently been putting some miles on it. It was a 3x9 speed with 9 speed components. I just changed: Wheels Cassette:...
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Freewheel replacement for a touring tandem bike

I have an older touring tandem bike that we use to go on long trips. The gear setup is 3x7. I noticed that we hardly ever use the smallest 3 cogs on the freewheel (of course together with the largest ...
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Custom/modified Drivetrain 2x/3x Considerations and Planning

Planning a drivetrain setup for a new bike: Currently running old Shimano 3x9 44/32/22t on 11-34t, which gives me 19-115 gear-inches (about 620%). I used 29x2.0, 170mm crank to calculate my current ...
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Can I swap my front 2x chainring on my MTB to a ~46T chainring?

The type of cycling I do means I'm never really presented with mega-steep climbs. I used an online calculator and worked out I never really use gear ratios below about 39, which on my MTB at the ...
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Measuring BCD & choosing right chainset

I bought a used bike whose chain keeps slipping, and I believe it is because either the chainring or the bottom bracket is bent. I tried to show this as best as I could in the below pictures. I am ...
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Bicycle buying suggestions please! [closed]

As of yet, like most other Indians, I've only ridden a single speed, which was brought for 4000 rupees, about 13 years ago.. Yes, it's still in use! My budget now is strictly 13000 INR for the bicycle ...
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Need replacement chainring for Shimano Ultegra FC-6503 42t chainring

The Shimano Ultegra FC-6503 42t chainring is "obsolete" but there must be some 42t 130 bcd chainring that would work. It is the middle of a triple. The mounting bolts pass thru the 52t to a ...
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Which bolts and nuts to use to install Osymetric chainrings to replace Shimano Ultegra R8000 chainrings?

I would like to install 52-38 Osymetric chainrings instead of my 52-36 Shimano Ultegra R8000 ones. I've bought the Osymetric chainrings and tried to install them, but I realised I need bolts and nuts ...
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Ultegra 6800 chainrings and Claris r2000

Does claris R2000 crank arms can fit ultegra 6800 chainrings?
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What is the difference between 9sp and 10/11sp cranks/chainrings?

I have a 9sp setup I’m very committed to, mostly because I can’t find 10/11sp indexed downtube shifters (Dia Compe makes a non-indexed 11sp and that seems to be it). I want a new crank with swappable ...

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