I made the big mistake of not replacing my chain when it started to wear. The LBS measured the 12 links to be 12.75 inches.
I replaced the chain (SRAM 991) and cassette (Ultegra 9 speed 12-25).
Now the chain skips badly on all three chain rings. Two local bike shops have looked at the chainrings and tell me they are toast. The chain rings have peaks, hooks, and wide valleys – Did I mention I waited way too long to replace the chain?
2008 Specialized Roubaix Elite Triple
FSA SL/K crank and chain rings (52/42/30)
The chainrings say:
My local LBS (a Specialized Dealer) does not stock 52/42/30 chain rings. The LBS says they CAN NOT order the chain rings. That ‘kinda surprises me since they are big (5 branches in three cities) and sell almost exclusively Specialized.
The local Performance store stocks a lot of FSA chainrings but no 52/42/30s. The sales guy said to order them online and have them shipped to the store but when I go to the Performance web site I find no 52/42/30 chainrings. All they stock online are 64x22 104x32 110x34 130x39 104x44 130x53
I did find a set of TA Alize 52/42/30 at Peter White but they are expensive!
I visited hundreds of other web sites and can find a 74x30 and 130x42 at a couple sites but can’t find the 130x52 anywhere. I can find 130x52s but they all say “use with 39t” and from what I read those are chainrings for doubles so will have a different spacing than a triple.
I do like my gearing, I do ride quite a bit and I do need to change out the chainrings.
Where can I look for a 52/42/30 chainring set that will replace my existing FSA and will cost less than $150??