Questions tagged [chainring]

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

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Replacing front chainring on my old bike

I have an old Giant Peloton Lite. Certainly considering its age, it's a very nice bike. The front chain ring is a bit worn out, however, and I'm looking to replace it. I have a few questions about ...
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Are Shimano R7000 chainrings (50 and 34T) compatible with Ultegra R8000 crank?

I need new chainrings due to slipping chain and decided to replace them. I currently have an Ultegra R8000 Chainset and don't want to replace the crank arms (as it is really expensive). Ultegra is ...
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Do I need to replace my chain ring and cassette? Images attached

I know I should replace them if they "look like shark teeth", but I don't know what exactly what shark teeth look like. I know they don't exactly look new, but do they need to be replaced ...
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Which combination of single chainring and crankset goes with 6 speed?

I have 90s Bianchi "Project 2" which is early hybrid of MTB and roadbike it says. I want to customised to single chainring narrow wide (somewhere between 48 to 40T), but leaving original ...
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Shimano FD R7000 Height Adjustment

I’ve been getting a little bit of chain rub on the extreme opposites but that’s to be expected, however when looking at the FDR this morning after a quick clean, it appears it may be higher than it ...
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Is it safe to remove one front chain ring?

My son bought an old road bike, we didn’t notice that one of the small bolts connecting the two front chain rings was missing and he has now twisted and broke the inner chainring. I’ve been able to ...
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MTB 1x vs 2x cross chaining [duplicate]

I've got a good deal and bought a new bike with full Shimano XT groupset and 2x Drivetrain which I am not fully satisfied with, it has 34/24 and 11-42 setup. I would prefer 1x more but not going to ...
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Yes/no replace chainrings+cassette after chain failure?

I had a pretty bad chain failure a couple of days ago. I bought the bike second hand about a year ago, and in all fairness I had not done much maintenance on it since. I discussed with a friend and ...
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What is the difference between a Shimano 10-speed 2x front chainring and a 3x front chainring?

Shimano sells two types of 10-speed chainring, one for 2x and one for 3x systems. The smallest chainring have a 64mm BCD for both systems, and it looks the same to me. So what is the difference ...
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Do I need a new chainring?

Here's my setup: It runs great. But the chain is a little rusty. I measure the chain wear and it looks like about 1/32 of an inch over 12 inches. So not much, right? But chains are cheap so I try a ...
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Old French Road Bike - Chain Size

I dusted off an old steel frame french road bike (circa 1980) and have been enjoying the summer riding so far. Unfortunately I managed to snap the chain on it. No big deal, put a measuring caliper on ...
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Where can I find vintage hardware to mount a Raleigh 3 bolt chainring?

I need hardware (3 short bolts) for my Raleigh Super Course 10 speed made in Nottingham England in 1973. The bolts hold the front large chainring to the smaller chainring that the pedals are mounted ...
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Chain length is too long

It seems me, that the chain is too long. Probably this is the reason, why the chain falls sometimes. By how many links I should shorten the length? P.S. Probably the reason for it, that my 52T ...
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MTB Shimano MT610 crankset with 32t: possible switch to 30t?

I'm looking at the Raven 8.7 with its Shimano MT610 crankset with 32 teeth. The bike comes equipped with Shimano SLX M7100, 12-speed cassette and Shimano Deore XT M8100, 12-speed rear derailleur. I ...
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Clicking in just one chainring

I wonder if anyone can suggest any reason why I might be getting a regular clicking (two to each crank revolution, at the same place each time) from the crank/BB area of my bike. I understand these ...
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Front chain ring wear

Photo attached. Does the front chainring should be changed? [UPDATED PHOTOS] In case if yes. Almost all that exists for affordable prices is made from aluminum. Is it significantly weaker than from ...
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Convert SRAM Force 11 to single chainring

I bought a bike with an SRAM Force 11 groupset a few years ago and my local bike guy says I'll have to replace the cassette soon. I only use the large chainring in front and that's apparently why I've ...
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How do I move my chainring without moving my crank arm?

I recently did a 1x10 conversion on my mountain bike. I replaced almost everything on my drive train except for my crankset. The single chainring (104 BCD, 34T) fits onto my drive-side crank arm in ...
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Can I put a SRAM X-Sync chainring on a vintage Shimano 600 crank? Both are 130mm BCD

Can someone confirm that this SRAM "hidden bolt" thing does not create a problem with using a SRAM Force 1 X-Sync chainring (model: 11.6218.020.000) on a non SRAM crank? FWIW it's going on a Shimano ...
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I can't track down the source of chain skip - what might it be?

Last summer it come to light that my bike is suffering extremely bad chain slip, to the extent I feel it is unsafe. From what I can tell, it only happens in the 50t ring, and the 34 may be ok, but it'...
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Tiagra ST-4720 on Trek 920 Disc (2016): front derailleur problems

I've upgraded my Trek 920 Disc (2016) bike with Shimano Tiagra ST-4720 Dual Control Levers. At the same time I've also replaced the disc brake calipers (Shimano BR-MT420) and the rear (Shimano ...
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How to figure out the BCD my chainring has

I have a 2017 Diamondback Line. My chain has come off a few times and this post says get this chainring. I wanted to confirm my bike requires a 104 mm bolt pattern but don't know how to do that; the ...
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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 chainring 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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