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    Ride for Life wearyourtruth's Avatar
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    interchanging chainrings?

    i had a set of sugino triple chainrings, and the outer ring broke a few teeth in an accident. i have a shimano SG chainring laying around of the same tooth count and BCD... can i just slap that on and keep riding? is it generally okay to mix chainring brands? or are the varying ramping teeth/pins/etc going to be all mixed up and make a mess of things?
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    The ramps and pins may not match up perfectly but the shifting should still be pretty good. Yes, as long as the BCD is the same, substitute at will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wearyourtruth View Post
    i had a set of sugino triple chainrings, and the outer ring broke a few teeth in an accident. i have a shimano SG chainring laying around of the same tooth count and BCD... can i just slap that on and keep riding? is it generally okay to mix chainring brands? or are the varying ramping teeth/pins/etc going to be all mixed up and make a mess of things?
    It shouldn't be a problem. I have SR, Shimano, and Sugino chainirings on my Ultegra crank:
    http://home.comcast.net/~jeff_wills/...-grr%20004.htm
    I haven't had any huge issues with shifting.
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