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    Thinner Chain Ring - Chain Bolt problem

    Replaced my outer 48 tooth with a 46 tooth, but chain bolts now don't tighten fully as new ring is a narrow older steel one.
    Can I just put in a washer and then tighten up the bolts.

    Thanks

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    Yup.
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    Yes, thin washers are fine. Probably should go on the outside of the large ring or the inside of the middle (small if it's a double crank) ring to keep the spacing between the two rings the same as it was. If there is a shifting problems, move them to the inside of the large ring.

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