Using a road crankset on the track, different forces?
I am curious to know if a road double crankset will hold up just as well as a single ring track crankset for fixed riding on the velodrome. I would have thought that as long as the chainline is perfect, there would be no difference, but then I thought that the inner ring may decrease the force on the crankset.
2003 Specialized Hardrock, 2004 LOOK KG386i, 2005 Iron Horse Warrior Expert, 2009 Pedal Force CX1
If you want to use a track-style 1/8" chain, you'll need a compatible chainring. The ones on a road double crankset are NOT compatible. If you don't mind using a more narrow chain, you'll be fine. Note that I have no idea if this is "legal" or not for velodrome use. They may have restrictions on what equipment can be used as track equipment is built for strength more so than lightweight.
'''96 Litespeed Catalyst, '05 Litespeed Firenze, '06 Litespeed Tuscany, '12 Surly Pacer, All are 3x8,9 or 10. It is hilly around here!
I don't know what make and model crank you have but many boutique CNC cranks developed a bad reputation for cracking and other catastrophic failure. The makers had more knowledge of CNC set up then the did of metallurgy. There are good reasons many of them are no longer available.