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

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Is there an inherent problem with expanding chainring drives such as Veridrive and WaveTrans?

The Veridrive is just the latest iteration of the idea of using an expanding or contracting chainring rather than a derailleur for shifting: There also WaveTrans: ...
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Need easier gearing. What would the effect of changing the chainring or cassette be?

My mountain bike is too difficult to pedal when the going gets steep. I need an easier gear ratio. Am I better off switching the chainring or the cassette? I currently have: A 30 tooth FSA ...
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Is Shimano 36/24 double crankset possible?

I'd want to exchange my triple crankset with double. After playing with gear calculator and testing some double setups, I came to the conclusion I need 36/24 gearing. I have 10 speed drive, so I'm ...
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Chain contact on rear triangle

Hi can anyone help with some advice. I have built up a 2007 specialized big hit 2 and fitted it with a 32t narrow wide chain ring as that is what I've been used to riding. It rides great it handles ...
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How to remove a (press fit?) crank arm from a chain ring?

Does anyone know how to remove this crank arm? Or if it can be removed? The bike was ~$250 and seems to have a lot of 'don't take this apart' engineering, I'd like to soak the chain rings in rust ...
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Chainring replacement for folding bike

I have a 20" bike with a single 42T chainring and a 6-speed sprocket. The top speed is pretty low (I'm used to racing bikes), calculated to be ~24kph @90 RPM. I've measured the 5-arm distance between ...
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Shimano saint chain ring lower than 34 teeth?

I have just purchased a bike with a Shimano 34T sm-cr82 chain ring and crank set. Is there a 30teeth chainring that you can put onto it to make it easier to ride uphill?
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Chainring for 1x8 drivetrain

I'm building a city/light-touring bike with a single chainring and an 8 speed cassette (11-32T). I bought cranks with the wrong chainring; one for single speed, with a 1/8" chain. I now want to make ...
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Need Advice with upgrading Chainrings / Crankset

I currently own a 2012 Specialized Secteur and I am interested in upgrading to a 52/36 crankset. I have a the original crankset (S150) and the 50/34 chainrings. My cassette is SRAM Apex, 10-speed, 11-...
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Do my large and small chainrings need replacing?

My drivetrain has 10,000km on it at the moment and the chain and cassette are more than due for replacement. The middle chainring looks badly worn to me and I'm going to replace it as well. I'm ...
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Should I replace these cassette and chainring?

I saw my bicycle chain very dirty so after many months since last time I cleaned it and I checked the general state of the drivetrain. I totally forgot that a couple of years ago the chain was already ...
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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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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 ...