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Old 09-16-12, 07:25 PM   #1
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Feel stupid - chainring Q

I changed my small chainring, and when I was putting it back together I noticed the small knob on the outside of the large chainring. I had noticed it before, but never paid much attention to it.

Real question - does this knob need to be lined-up up with anything?

Curiousity question - what's the purpose of this little knob?
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Old 09-16-12, 07:41 PM   #2
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The knob should be next to the crankarm. It prevents the chain from getting jammed between the arm and chainring if you overshift.
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If it's the one I'm thinking of then the purpose is to keep a dropped chain from getting wedged between the crankarm and the spider. It should be lined up with the crankarm so it fills that gap.
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It goes behind the crankarm. It's there to avoid chain jamming if the chain falls.
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Thanks guys, of course that's where I had it, and before I tightened everything, I said 'that can't be right' and I moved it from behind the crank. If I could harness all the extra work I've caused myself in my lifetime - - - I could retire.
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