Does anyone make steel chain rings to fit the Campagnolo Nuovo Record crank (144 mm bolt circle, 5 legs)?
Aluminum replacements are fairly pricey, don't last all that long and are getting harder to find, especially in 42T, the smallest that fits this crank. It seems to me a steel ring would probably last the rest of my lifetime. It might be a tiny bit heavier but this is a tradeoff for the practicality of long life. I saw a BF sponsor, EighthInch.com, sells a great selection of new production rings but they are, understandably, 1/8" not the 3/32 I need.
It seems good chains are still relatively easy to come by but not so for chain rings.