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Old 06-30-11, 05:09 AM   #1
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What does this screw do?

This might be a dumb question, but what is this screw for? It is on the outside of the outter ring? If it were on the inside I would expect it to help the chan from the inner ring to the outter when shifting....

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It might be reversed in its mounting hole. On the Campy ring, I always thought it was there to keep the chain from jamming down between the big and small rings. One of those safety things they forced Campy to add in, what, the mid 70's?
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It goes behind the crank arm. It keeps the chain from jamming between the chainring and crankarm, in case of an overshift.
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I agree it looks like a homemade replacement pin
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It goes behind the crank arm. It keeps the chain from jamming between the chainring and crankarm, in case of an overshift.
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Is there just one or do they go all the way around? If all around, I'd suggest a guard was bolted on.
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It goes behind the crank arm. It keeps the chain from jamming between the chainring and crankarm, in case of an overshift.
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Adjustment screw...use it to realign the solar matrix of the chainring for maximum endothermic propulsion!
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Adjustment screw...use it to realign the solar matrix of the chainring for maximum endothermic propulsion!
Obsolete, remove it and go with an after market flux capacitor.
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It goes behind the crank arm. It keeps the chain from jamming between the chainring and crankarm, in case of an overshift.
yeah ...that's what I meant to say.
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"What does this screw do?"


In it's current location, nothing except create interesting conversations.
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If that is the outboard side of the chainring, that is in the proper position.
Isn't it?
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If that is the outboard side of the chainring, that is in the proper position.
Isn't it?
Yes.
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I'm trying to guess what brand that ring is. Stronglight?
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"What does this screw do?"


In it's current location, nothing except create interesting conversations.
It might also cause interesting nicks and abrasions to one's socks and/or ankles.
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Turning the screw will adjust the distance which it protudes from the chainring on both sides. Clockwise or anticlockwise, depending on where you are standing....................
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It might also cause interesting nicks and abrasions to one's socks and/or ankles.
only if they get between the crank arm and the ring
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I'm trying to guess what brand that ring is. Stronglight?
Pretty darn good guess
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I think I have one downstairs. I remembered the screw head. I have a Campy spare with that pin too, but it is fixed, not removable, as I remember.
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It's a ring for a Stronglight 93. It's mounted correctly and is an original part, not home made. The CPSC has nothing to do with it.

The Campy version is also removeable.
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I'm trying to guess what brand that ring is. Stronglight?
That's what I'd guess as well.

That looks like an OEM Stronglight chain-drop pin.
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