Questions tagged [chainring]

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

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Ultegra 6600 compatible chainrings

I am looking to replace the chainrings on my bike, which has 10-speed Ultegra 6600 double (it's the "ice grey" SL version, so I think technically it's 6601-G). Amazingly, there are still ...
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Tiagra 4700 Compatible Chainrings

I'm looking for some replacement chainrings for a Shimano Tiagra 4700 50.34T 10 speed. I'd like to keep the same ratio and same or similar tier of parts. So far I haven't found any close matches by ...
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105 11-speed Crankset & Brake Caliper Compatibility w/ 2400 Claris Groupset

I have a 2016 Bianchi Via Nirone 7 with a 2400 2x8 Claris groupset. A buddy of mine is "upgrading" in stages and is letting go of his 105 components at a VERY reasonable price. Great timing ...
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How critical is the position of the shifting aids (pins) on the front chainring?

My crankset (Ritchey Logic) has a 5 arm spider design with one chainring bolt hidden behind the crank arm. When installing a large chainring I need to rotate the ring in order to install it properly. ...
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Is this level of wear okay on a new chainring

Very recently I bought my first new bike! I only did 750km on it so far. However the the chain rings are showing some level of wear, see picture. The teeth used to be all black, now you can see bits ...
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Crankset with one chainring and two chain guards?

I would like to custom build a crankset which would like the one I have on my ebike, but with more teeth. My current chainring is 52T, and I would like to go up to 58T. What I have is a four bolt, ...
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Whatever happened to the 4 x n derailleur drivetrains?

Around the mid-1990s I am positive I remember seeing bikes with 4 x n drive trains e.g. 28-speed (4 x 7 gears). There is nowadays a trend towards just 2 or even 1 front sprocket e.g. 1 x 12. More than ...
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120 BCD Chain ring compatibility

I am converting my merida silex from fsa omega bcd 120/90 bcd 2x9 to a 1x9 drivetrain. I am keeping the cranks and bottom bracket and trying to only change the rings. There are not many 120 bcd narrow ...
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1X11 build - align / slip / set up

Looking for advice on my 1X11 set up on a bike I’m (trying to) build: The chain slips off single front chainring, on the inside, when I move into biggest rear cogs (gear 1 or 2). When I align the ...
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Bigger outer chanring for Shimano FC-M4100-2 [duplicate]

I'm trying to find a way to put on a bigger outer chainring on my FC-M4100-2 crankset. It's 26/36T and I would like to have 26/42T. It's 96 bcd but I cannot find any rings. Any ideas? Is it even ...
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Shimano SLX direct mount chainring spider bolts - are they available?

On my shimano SLX 12 speed 1x direct mount crankset, there are 8 tiny bolts that fasten the chainring to the direct mount spider. They are some weird allen head with a post in the middle, and very ...
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Can I (easily) change this chainring?

A while ago I bought a fairly cheap bike - a Pinnacle Lithium 1 from Evans Cycles in the UK. It's dangerously close to being a BSO, but I really enjoy riding it and have no regrets about buying it. ...
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I am thinking about changing my drivetrain to a 1xN. Do I need a new chain?

I am think about changing to a 1xN drivetrain, and I was wondering if I needed to change the chain as well.
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How to Remove Square Taper Chainring Bolts

I have removed my chainring from my Bicycle, but I do not know how to remove the chainring bolts I have tried using an Allen key but I cannot move it. Do I need a special tool? Here is a photo Any ...
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Trek Dual Sport 4 - chainring question

I have recently got hold of a Trek Dual Sport 4 but find I spend the majority of my time at the higher end of the 1x11 gears (8,9,10,11). I am wondering if it is possible to change / upgrade the ...
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Do I need to replace my chainring?

Finally replaced the drivetrain on my 2019 yt jeffsy. I replaced the chain and cassette, but seem to be having an issue with the new chain jumping off of the chainring. The new chain is the same ...
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About crankset Shimano FC-C202

Can someone please elaborate on middle ring of this vintage crankset? In four places metal looks broken, although from photos found on internet this seems to be part of design. Roughly washed ...
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Acera Chain Ring alternatives

I have an Acera 3x9 mega9 setup (FC M391) on a 2015 Fuji flatbar. I am refurbing it for secondary use, trying to replace as little as possible. My first question is if any 104bcd 9-speed chain ring ...
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Crankset for 2006 Raleigh MTB

I have a Raleigh MTB "Sports" with 6061 aluminum frame that was bought new in 2006 or 2007. It's undergone various repairs over the years and I'm still decently happy with it. However, ...
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Any history on Viscount bicycles?

I managed to pick this Viscount bicycle up from my local scrapyard along with a 1987 women’s BSA bicycle. Both of these bicycles work. The Viscount has a sticker on it saying triple champion 1981 so I ...
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How to make a 1x city bike easier to ride uphill?

I'm trying to convert an old city bike (https://archive.trekbikes.com/us/en/2010/trek/navigator10wsd#/us/en/2010/trek/navigator10wsd/details) for my middle-aged mother who did not do any sports so far....
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Is my bike safe to use if cogs and crank is not that aligned?

Hey guys is it fine if my freewheel bike which is single speed is not that straight with its chain line, because my cogs and crank arent that straight but it is also not that far, im thinking if it is ...
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How to change chainrings on this Tiagra crankset?

I want to switch to 46/30 but don't know how to begin. The crankset is Shimano Tiagra FC-4700, 50x34T, 170mm
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Can I switch 44 teeth Chainring to 50 teeth

System: Shimano Claris 2000, 1x8 speed.
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Chainring compatible

i have a Alivio m3100 Cassette cs Hg400 (12-36T) and m3100 rd, can i installed a 2x crankset Gxp (28-38T) on my drivetrain alivio???
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Can I find out about compatible newer models of my Shimano chainring?

I have an MTB that is quite old. The biggest chainring with 42 teeth is now done and I need a new one. It's a Shimano FCMC30, but it seems nobody is selling that new anymore. The chainring in question ...
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Is it possible to add another chainring to Cannondale Trail SL 3?

I recently bought a Cannondale Trail SL 3 2021, and quickly realized that I need heavier gears for riding comfortably down hill and on flat ground. Is it possible to add a second, larger chain ring ...
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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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