Questions tagged [chainring]

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

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How to adjust chainline for 2x10 crank set

I replaced my 3x8 system with 2x10 system on my Trail bike. My BB is of 73mm size and as a standard I left one spacer at drive side and none at non-drive side of the chain-ring as of now. But I could ...
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Alternative cranksets for a cross-country mountain bike larger than 48t

I have to replace my chain and gears on my 28'' cross-country mountain bike and I like to use the opportunity to make some modifications. I've tried to read up on this and I already learned a lot from ...
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Chainring rubbing frame after replacing

I replaced my Ultegra R8000 inner chainring from 36T to 34T. After installing, I made sure there was enough clearance between the inner chainring and the chainstay and spun it to make sure all is good....
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Are all chainring compatible with all chain?

I want to change my drivetrain on my bike and i found everything except the chainring. So I was wondering if I could choose any chainring. Thank for yours response.
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How to remove old style chainring held in by a single nut between bearing and chainring?

I've got this old school mountain bike, back from 1986. It's a 5 speed rear cassette with single front chainring. Make unknown, but has an emblem on the front that says "Concord". I'm jammed up ...
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Change crankset on Canyon Inflite CF SL7

Currently bike has a 40T SRAM quarq crankset (direct mount) Is it possible if I install a different brand's crank, since I need to install 48T chainring which I'm not able to find.
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Are narrow-wide single chainrings compatible between 9, 10, 11 and 12 speed?

I am planning to convert my bike to 1x12 setup. Since it is an old bike I want to keep it as low budget as possible. I am looking to keep my existing BB an crank. I have read multiple posts about ...
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Can I change my bike from a 3x7 to a 1x7? [duplicate]

I have a 2020 trek marlin. I'd like to change my rear cassette in the future but for now I'd like to know if I can change it to a 1x using only stock parts. Is this possible to do? Or would I have to ...
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Chainring compatibility

I need to change my chainring(s) and am interested to know what the things to pay attention to are. The ones that are clear to me are: the number of holes for the crank bolt circle diameter distance ...
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How to cut a counterbore for chainring bolts with simple tools

There are some 5-bolt 110mm BCD double cranks out there (FSA Tempo) that put the large ring on the inside of the spider tabs. I want to figure out a way to use whatever 110mm rings I want with them so ...
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I want to replace 52/36 chainrings with 50/34 chainrings on a Praxis Works

I want to replace 52/36 chainrings with 50/34 chainrings on a Praxis Works. Is this possible without changing the crank? Also if possible would other modification be required such as the chain and ...
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Smaller chainring on the right side of a bigger one possible?

I recently converted my bicycle from a derailleur setup to an internally geared hub. During the conversion, I also replaced the previous crankset (with three chainrings) by a crankset having a single ...
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Why do people use bigger cassettes for lower gearing when they could instead use smaller chainrings?

I want lower (sub 1:1) gearing on my next drivetrain but also a decent range, reasonable spacing between gears and still be reasonably light. While looking at different combinations of components, I ...
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Chain length adjustment

If I change my 1x chainring from a 44 to a 42, do I need to shorten the chain? If so by how many links? I am running a 44 with an 11-42 cassette (SRAM Apex1).
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Misc bottom backet and crankset questions [closed]

I am planning to upgrade a few of my bikes .. some due to faulty BBs and some just to upgrade the crankset. Here are the questions I have: 1) Road vs MTB I read from the another post about Road vs ...
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Bicycle pedaling resistance on single speed e-bike

Recently, I've bought an ebike that is about 2 months old now, I've maybe gotten 100-150 miles off of it as a daily commuter. When I pedal, it would have a lot of opposing force or friction, and ...
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Dura Ace 9100 chainring on Ultegra 8000 crank?

I mounted a Dura Ace 55T 9100 on a Ultegra 8000 crank. It fit fine but on two sides on the ”outside” the crank and the chain ring is slightly misaligned. The shapes do not fully match. I just wanted ...
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Sub-compact chainring sizes?

I am looking for replacement chainrings for a mechanical, 2x Sram 11 speed drivetrain and was wondering if I can find chainrings anywhere that will fit the road bolt pattern of a standard crank but ...
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Modify a front derailleur cage to allow for non-round chainrings like Biopace or Rotor?

I am repairing my road bike after a mishap where it swallowed the rear derailleur around the cassette and into the front derailleur. As part of the rebuild, I'm swapping out the badly worn old ...
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What should I upgrade first?

I just got a new basic hardtail bike. I want to get better, and it’s not the best bike, so I want to upgrade it. I was thinking about changing the gear set up to 1 and 11 speed rather than 3 and 8 ...
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Shimano FC-5700 chainring with FD-5600 derailleur?

Currently my front chainrings are Shimano FC-5600 48/40 with FD-5600 derailleur. As I can not get new chainrings in FC-5600 I was asking myself if my FD-5600 supports FC-5700 53/39 chainrings?
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Can I swap from 46/36 chainrings to 36/28?

I ride a 2015 Cannondale CAADX (Sram Rival) which has an FSA Gossamer crankset fitted with 46/36 chainrings. It has 5 bolts and a 110mm BCD. I'm an old man with bad knees. I never ride on the 46 ...
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Is there a special 3/32" chain ring for single speed/fixed gear bikes?

Am I able to use what's called an "Outer" chain ring in a single speed application? Something like this https://www.modernbike.com/sugino-48t-110mm-standard-chainring Thank you.
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SRAM AXS double to single

I'm looking at a road bike with SRAM Force AXS 2x crank but would like it as 1x. I see from photos that the spider is separate from the right crank. Are the 1x vs 2x arms and/or spiders different? ...
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Qring with Etap shifting problem

I switch to Qring with my Etap Quarq crank. I cut it big qring for fit (Quarq was on the way) and switch to a new chainring bolt for hidden bolt. the problem I have now is when I’m shifting from the ...
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What explains 9 speed cassettes price differences?

I have a pretty heavy bike I use to travel long distances with a lot of luggage. It has a mix of XT, deore and other Shimano equipment. I bought it second hand so I don't really know the details. I ...
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Shimano Tiagra - Install smaller front chainring

I recently bought a used Trek Checkpoint ALR4, with which I'm very satisfied. The gearing is ok so far for going on plane ground an light uphills, but when going on long and steeper hills it gets ...
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How many teeth should be on my chainring?

I have a seven speed cassette and 3 speed chainring how many teeth should there be on the largest chainring. I am asking because I think I need to get a new chainring.
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Ultegra FC-R8000 Chainring Bolt Fatigue

As per my troubleshooting to find a bike creak (Ultegra FC-R8000 Right Crank Arm Creak) - I have installed and removed the same chainring bolts ~8 times. In the process I snapped one of them. Each of ...
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Converting 3x7 to a 1x7. Is it possible with only existing parts?

I own a 2000 model Specialized Ground Control full suspension. The front derailleur is rusty and temperamental so my solution is to remove it as well as 2 chain rings (they are removable on mine) and ...
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Does anyone here have measurements of SRAM's direct-mount spline interface?

The makerspace I work in purchased a new metal milling unit and I want to test its software's tolerances and mill a narrow-wide chainring. I'm guessing it just consists of a circle with square ...
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Chain not fitting on big chainring

I have a problem where my chain is not engaging on the big chainring. The chain is not touching the FD so, that is ruled out. Is it possible that my chain is not compatible with my crank? My chain ...
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What is the actual diameter of our current bicycle chain's rollers?

Wikipedia states that it's 5/16" (~7.9mm) while two or three sites list it as 7.75mm. I'm a little bit confused. Does it differ in different internal width? Does it differ between singlespeed and ...
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Lowest rideable gear ratio

What is the lowest rideable gear ratio (chainring/cassette) possible without feeling like having to balance/trackstand? I'm doing some virtual simulations right now and I'm just setting up IRL limits. ...
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Vintage bike - help with chainring replacement

I recently broke the large chainring on my vintage bike, and need to replace it, but am having trouble determining what size I need. I lost the chainring on the ride home, so am measuring the bolt ...
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How to remove hex crank bolt

I have been looking online for tutorials on replacing a chainring (or three) for my Scott mountain bike: https://www.thebikelist.co.uk/scott/aspect-40-2012 When trying to take off the chainset so ...
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Cassette, chainring, chain compatibility

I've taken on trying to nurse my husband's bike back to life. It is a 2012 Specialize Venge with Dura-Ace Di2 (very old version); Specialized pro FACT carbon chain rings, Ultegra 10-speed cassette. ...
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Could I add chain rings, front derailleur, and shifter for the front derailleur from other bike?

I have a bike that has only one chainring and no front derailleur (obviously). Could I take the chainring set, front derailleur and shifter from another bike and put it on my bike? My bike never ...
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Front derailleur hard to move due to gear cable angle

To avoid chain rub on the inside of my derailleur when in the smallest chainring and in the biggest cog on the cassette I've turned the L-screw out / counter clockwise. Now the rub is gone but due to ...
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Single chainring conversion issues

I've got a Specialized Crosstrail Elite. I want to get rid of the front derailleur and go for a single front chainring. Its a 68mm BB shell but needs a 73mm BB with spacers. It currently has a FSA ...
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Shimano Sora FC-3503 chainrings

I want to change my 50T chainring of my Shimano Sora FC-3503 crankset. Do I have to buy the same one or other chainrings are also compatible with it? If yes could you give me some light which ones ? ...
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How do I tell what width chain my used chainring needs?

I bought a used crankset from my local bike collective. It has a single 44-tooth chainring and I intend to use it for a single speed conversion with a new cog and chain, but I need to figure out what ...
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Use 105 crankset on 9x2 Sora equipped bike

Want to ditch my basic square taper FSA Vero (50/34) crankset on 9x2 speed Sora drivetrain (2018 Devinci Silverstone 2) in favor of 105 compact crankset. I will attempt to get one in 50/34 not to mess ...
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I’m unsure what I need to change to 1x chainring

I’m looking into upgrading my bikes chainring to a single one, I took off the one I have on my bike currently and there is no way of transferring the crank arm to the single chainring, I’m unsure what ...
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Chain falls between the chainrings of the front derailleur when shifting from the big ring to the small one

The issue I have is that at the new bike I'm looking to purchase I'm faced with the followings: the chain falls between the 2 chainrings of the front derailleur when shifting from the big ring to the ...
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My chain skips on the front chain rings. What do I do?

I currently ride a Cannondale Catalyst 3 and I've noticed my chain doesn't like to catch on my front chainrings. I'm very new to mountain biking and I am on a very low budget, so is there any way to ...
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Chain getting stuck between large chain ring and front mech when changing into big ring

15+ year old Scott MTB. When changing gear from mid to large chain ring the chain gets pinched between the mech and the large chain ring. Tried adjusting the max min screws, problem persists. Old bike ...
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Chain guides; yay or nay? [closed]

So, recently i've bought a new chainring online and it will be sent to my home soon. And i thought to myself, should i get a chain guide? The chainring has narrow wide teeth so the chain will not fall ...
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Will extra teeth on a chainring work?

The current chainring im using has 32 teeth but I need to buy a new one. The reason is because the chainring I'm using is actually from a 3x set so the teeth does not have narrow wide teeth which is ...
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Help identifying this chainring

where can find online a chainring with fittings like this?

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