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

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Using 3 gear shifter on 2-ring chaninset

I recently picked up a children's bike from a council waste site. I'm going to refit it and I had a question about the compatibility of the gear shifter and chainset. The shifter is a grip-shifter ...
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SRAM Red 53/39 10spd rings and 172.5 crank work with 11 speed cassette upgrade?

I want to upgrade my 10 speed to 11. Will my SRAM Red 53/39 10spd rings and 172.5 crank work with an 11 speed upgrade? Looking to upgrade to SRAM eTap with the "kit". I understand the need for a new ...
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Chain falling when shifting from small to big chainring

I just recently installed Q Rings both inner and outer chain rings on Shimano Ultegra 6800 groupset. The bike shifts perfectly when in the bike stand. But when I ride the bike, sometimes the chain ...
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Bike chain “skipping”, but only when not continuously pedaling

So I put together a bike a couple months ago. New chain, new chainrings (3 speeds), and new rear cassette (8 speeds). Used front and rear derailleurs from a bike co-op. The free wheel is old but seems ...
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Chainring for a Shimano FC-CX50

I have a 2013 Scott CX Team Cyclocross which has an FC-CX50 Crankset. Unfortunately, I cannot afford a road/triathlon bike right now and I have been using this for triathlons. I now have road tires ...
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Bolts don't fit for Stronglight ring on Athena 11s

I wanted to replace my ring on my Athena 11s Compact Crank (from 2014) and bought a Stronglight Ring (CT2 Road, Campagnolo 11s, 5-Arm, 110mmBCD). Unfortunately the Ring Bolts are one or two ...
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Where should I look for a reliable chainguide for a large chainring (52T)?

I'm building a hybrid bicycle using a Specialized StumpJumper S-Works carbon frameset. The drive-train is 1x12. Wolf Tooth 52T cyclocross chainring, to beef up the top end gearing. (The chainring ...
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Inexperienced rider - double chainring?

I'm a fairly inexperienced (and out of shape) rider who has recently moved to Seattle, a very hilly area. I used to ride a Fuji Traverse (hybrid) in my original hometown, Tallahassee (which also has ...
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How to slow down a kid's bike

In the show Yowamushi Pedal, the main character starts out riding a mamachari or "mommy bike" that he has owned since fourth grade. Now he is in high school. In season 1 episode 3, one of the other ...
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Does effort require to pedal depend on the gear ratio or the gear inches?

I have a 20x1.75" 6-speed folding bike with 52x14-28t drivetrain. Even with the gearing at 52x14, ~3.71 ratio, I can still pedal uphill. I also have a 700x25C fixed gear with 49x17t gearing or ~2.88 ...
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How can one remove this chainring?

I have a crank and chainring setup pictured below, running as a 1x with a chain guard where the outer ring would be. I am trying to remove the chainring from the crank and am having trouble. The ...
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Uneven Chain Ring Wear, or Manufactured This Way?

Bike - Trek DS 8.6 (2016) hybrid. Purchased August 2016 Chain set / chain rings - FSA Dynadrive 48/36/26 Shimano Deore front and rear derailleurs Chain - KMC Bike usage - roughly 600 miles since ...
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Can I mix & match different chainring brand/model?

I want to change my 36 Race Face Evolve chainring (in a 22/36 setup) for a 32t. I've found a "cheap" Race Face Turbine 32t. Will it be compatibile with the 22t "Evolve" chainring or I will get ...
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If I replace the cassette on my road bike, should I replace the whole drivetrain? [duplicate]

Relatively new to road cycling, have bought a 2nd hand bike and am thinking some parts of the drivetrain need replacing. Have tried to find this online and can't find any answers. Thanks!
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Will removing extra chainring mess with chain alignment?

I have a folding bike with 1x6 speed. I plan on making it a 1x9. I saw this crank set and cassette, 3x9 speed, for a fairly cheap amount and was thinking of getting them and installing on my bike. If ...
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3x8 to 1x8 (with expansion to 1x10/1x11 in the future)

I plan on converting my MTB fron 3x8 to 1x8. I plan on leaving the rear derailleur as it is, or I would prefer not to upgrade it to save money. My current crankset is a 3x8 square taper crank, I ...
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SOMEONE HELP PLEASE:( [closed]

I'm getting a new bike and i'm wondering if a Shimano TX50 front derailleur is good enough and will do the job or should I get another bike which has an acera, FD-M390 front derailleur. Thanks in ...
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I have 2 chainrings in the front and I think 3 gears for the LHS shifter. How do I know visually if I'm in the middle gear when looking down?

When I look down when I think I'm in the middle gear, I see the chain on the big chain ring but isn't the big chain ring for when I'm in downhill mode? Basically, what does middle gear look like on ...
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What is a narrow wide chainring and what are its benefits and drawbacks?

What is a narrow wide chain and what are it's benefits and drawbacks? Also, is a specific chainring or cassette required?
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52/36 Chainrings for Ultegra 6750 crankset

I have standard compact (50/34) crankset. It seems to be to small for finish on flat stages. I am going to replace chainrings for semi-compact. I've found that absoluteBlack offers products for older ...
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Poor gear changing

I have just changed from a 34T inner chainring to a 38T, 34 is too small for the riding I do. When changing down the chain is not engaging with the chainring, it sits on top of the teeth and im just ...
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Convert a compact (double) to a triple front chain ring

I've a giant defy 3, compact. My front chain rings are capput and need replacing. Could u easily change to a triple chain set, they are currently 34 and 50. I've already just re placed the chain and ...
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Can you run 52/39 chain rings with an 11/32 cassette?

Seems most bikes either come with 50/36 rings and an 11/32 or 52/39 rings with an 11/28 cassette. I live in hilly terrain and do need lower gears but often feel spun out with my 50/36 by 11/32, could ...
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Can this crank arm be saved?

Here's my drive-side crank arm, from the inside of the chainrings: First off, those are not chain ring bolts, they are rivets, argh :) It looks like the crank arm is fixed to the middle of the three ...
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MTB crankset change, large ring from 42 to 48 teeth

I have changed my front crank set from 42 to a 48 tooth ring. I am having difficulty setting up the front mech. The problem I am having is that the (don't know the name) tail? the box frame bit at the ...
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Do I need new chainring bolts?

Will a Race Face 'single' chainring be compatible with a sunrace cassette, taking into account both are designed for 10 speed 1x set-up? Can I use the same chainring securing bolts as I currently have;...
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Tiagra 4703 74mm bcd, 4 bolt small chainring

I have search the internet but to no avail to try and find a 74mm bcd 28t or 26t inner chainring with 4 bolts. Does such a thing exist? The nearest I can find it this but I want less than 30t: http:...
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Downsize Chainring

I have a Montague Boston full-sized folding bike which ships as a fixie. I've added a Sturmey-Archer 8-Speed hub and now am trying to determine the optimal chainring size. The stock chainring has 42 ...
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Why is my chain slipping/dropping on the smallest chainring when pressure is applied?

Why is my chain slipping and dropping on the smallest chainring when heavy pressure is applied (hill starts mostly)? It seems to be worst when the chain is on largest two cassette cogs. The bike just ...
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How do 55/34 chainrings shift

There are only very, very steep climbs here in the area. Instead of the standard 50/34 I would choose a larger big ring. What I'm worried about is how that would compromise shifting. Would there be ...
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(Dis-)Advantage of 2 chainrings / 3 chainrings [duplicate]

I think about buying a new mountainbike when sale is starting. Now my Problem is that my favorite mountainbike has only 2 chainrings with 36/26 teeth. I am used to ride with 3 chainrings and don't ...
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Which Shimano inner chainrings compatible with FC7700 (9s) crank?

I have a 7700 (9s DA) crankset (53/39), 7700 front and rear changers, and ultegra 12-23 9-speed cassette. I want to reduce my lowest gear, so I decided to swap the inner 39t with a 36t ring. My ...
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click noise from chainrings

I'm experiencing clicking noises when I put pressure on the pedals (either side). The bike is a CAAD12 105 (it has FSA chainrings). I've done some investigation to pinpoint the source of the clicking....
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What parts needed with new chainring?

I've read that the chainring is that spikey gear wheel at the bike's pedals that the chain egages with. The teeth on that chainring are so worn on my bike that the chain jumps off depite adjusting ...
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Hybrid bike - would like to switch to a single front chainring, what are my options?

I have this bike (19" size): http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/elite_trail_x4.htm I'm doing some things to it to simplify it and reduce its weight for my city commute I've been doing ...
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How do I find chainrings? [duplicate]

I've got Sram x7 3x10 crankset, and now it's time to change chainrings. But I'm really confused about what should I choose: there are lots of options (e.g. here: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/ru/...
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shimano fc4400 double chainring replacement

I am looking to replace my Tiagra fc4400 52t chainring, however it seems to be out of stock everywhere. Based on the parameters (130BCD, 52t) I found a few alternatives, however all of them are 10 ...
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Basic chainset compatibility question

I need to replace my chainset (42x34x22). Would a 42x32x22 be a compatible replacement?
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What large chainrings are compatible with Shimano FC6603 crankset?

On my race bike I have a crankset FC6603. I want to replace my outer chain ring (My inner and middle chainrings are OK). But I cannot find an online store where they sell the outer chainring of this ...
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Inner chainring bent on 6 week old MTB

I bought a new Voodoo Bizango 2015 6 weeks ago. When I was out earlier I changed down and the chain somehow got wedged between the 2 front chainrings (It's 2x10) and bent the inner ring. I've read on ...
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If chain/ BB/ casette are dead can chainrings and derailleurs still be OK?

I bought a brand new bike last May (2015 Brodie Elan) and proceeded to put 11,000km on it by November (cross Canada ride plus some commuting). Around the 11,000km mark I brought it back to the shop ...
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Chain vs seatstay with a 50T Chainring - BMX frame

I plan to put a 50T chainring on my bmx but I am afraid to have an interference between the chain and the frame. Does anybody know what is the critical distance between the seatstay and the chain so ...
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Shimano 105 - double chainring on triple chainset?

I ordered a middle chainring (39T) to change on my 105 5703 chainset. I didn't realise until it arrived that it specifies it is for a double chainset. Does this mean it will not fit on the triple? I ...
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Changing Shimano 105 triple chainset to compact

I'm looking to buy a used 2015 Cube Agree GTC Race. The only drawback is that it has a triple chainset, and I would prefer a compact. Which parts might I have to replace apart from the chainset itself?...
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Rear Cassette worn + needs replacing - what other components to replace?

I have picked up a bike (Specialized Allez) recently that has a very worn cassette from not replacing the chain for an extended period of time. Therefore am looking to change it. I was wondering what ...
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Need Hidden nut for SRAM Force 1 chainring

I purchased a 50t Force 1 x-sync chainring. The SRAM install instructions say to place the hidden nut (thin item that has "teeth" on the outside that becomes "permanent" in the chainring once ...
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Are chainrings specific to double or triple cranksets?

I have a 2008 Specialized Allez with a triple crankset. The large and middle rings were getting worn so I bought replacements of identical tooth counts for them. However, after installing them I found ...
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How do I change the granny gear on a cheap Walmart mountain bike?

I have a cheap ($100) 26" Walmart mountain bike (Hyper Summit) that has a triple chainring (24,34,42). It appears there is no easy way to remove the granny gear since it has what looks like some type ...
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Trek 26" mtb disc, how to change up crank set /gear size? [duplicate]

What should I consider with regard to the front gear (derailleur) selector unit when changing up from a 42 to a 48 tooth crankset? I have changed a few similar cranksets but not done a gear ratio lift....
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Can I use a SRAM X0 Crank with Shimano XT chain rings?

I have a SRAM X0 crank on my MTB, and I want to buy some Shimano XT chain rings from a mate. Will they fit? Or is the BCD, Spider shapre, bolt size etc incompatible. All are 10 speed.