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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 02-04-06, 02:26 PM   #1
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Not sure if you guys check the mech forum much -
Non-offset chainrings -what's your thoughts on turning them over?
I ride a mtb (geared) with one front chainring, so I have increased wear compared to doubles, triples.
You may already do this, or it might be something to consider...

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Old 02-04-06, 09:04 PM   #2
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done it plenty of times, especially with unramped rings. works just fine.
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Old 02-04-06, 09:12 PM   #3
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The other thing you can do is run bigger chainrings, Ive got a 52T that has around 45,000 miles on it, a 42 wont last quite as long. Same goes for rear cogs, so many people microdrive the rear, its silly. I wont run anything smaller than a 16 on the rear if I can help it.
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