I recently ordered a Sugino XD600 crank for my Bleriot build, and I'm anticipating that i may want to replace the 46 tooth big ring with something bigger, say, a 50 tooth ring.
The problem is that most of the 50 tooth rings i've been able to locate, that don't cost an arm and a leg, are 'plain' chainrings... in other words, they don't have the fancy ramps and pins and sculpted teeth etc. that most stock chainrings have.
Will this be a problem for shifting? The bike will have bar end shifters, which means that front shifting will be as primitive as it gets (ie. friction).
I assume that it won't be a big issue, but just wanted to check...