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Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 07-18-07, 09:03 AM   #1
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Converting road compact double to single chainring

I currently have a Shimano compact road double crankset (50/34t, 110bcd) with a 10-speed cassette and chain. For cyclocross racing, I'd like to use a single 42t chainring.

I plan on using a jump-stop and outer chainguard, but will there be any compatibility issues between the chainring and 10-speed chain?

I notice Salsa sells a 42t 110bcd chainring listed as "5 through 9-speed compatible". I'm also looking at a Sugino singlespeed (no ramps) 42t chainring.
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Old 07-18-07, 01:16 PM   #2
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No, you wont have any problems.

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Old 07-18-07, 01:30 PM   #3
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You might want a smaller ring.
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Thanks for the advice, I've just ordered the Salsa cross-guard and Sugino 42t chainring, and will give it a whirl.
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