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Old 04-13-06, 09:54 AM   #1
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130 bcd rings besides stronglight

I've got stronglight cranks, and while I like the cranks themselves just fine, the ring sucks. Its not especially round, and I end up with a significant amount of play when trackstanding, which is annoying. My cogs and chain are 1/8," so I'm left with two options

-use a road ring, preferably an older one with no pins and ramps, in 3/32"

-try to find another 1/8" track ring

if I use the road ring, will I be increasing my risk of chain throw? Does anybody else make a 130 bcd track ring? I don't race (at least not seriously), so "stiffness" is an abstract quality to me. I'm mostly interested in something that rides smoothly and nicely, and allows for trackstands with no wobble. I may get another crank someday, but I've got other bike-related priorities ahead of that.
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Old 04-13-06, 12:00 PM   #2
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I have the Spécialités TA chainring, I am fairly happy with it.

http://www.businesscycles.com/trcomp.htm#chainrings
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Check here: http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/chainrings/130.html
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TA Specialities. Try peter white cycles.
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I have the Spécialités TA chainring, I am fairly happy with it.

http://www.businesscycles.com/trcomp.htm#chainrings
Yeah? Is it quite round? Does it tension evenly?
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If you go the way of a 3/32" chainring, check out the Salsa chainrings. Good stuff.
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yeah my new stronglight chainring isnt very round either, but i've just spent a lot on the whole shebang and i dont want to drop another 40-50 on a chainring
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I might have a chance to pick up some fairly recent (look to be 90's) Stronglight road cranks. Do the road rings have the same issues? If I snag these they will be too cheap for it to me much of an issue to buy a new ring if needed. Just curious I guess.
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The lowly rocket ring is another option. No ramps or pins or anything. 48 and 47t are like $5 right now at dans comp. I have a couple, they're as round as anything out there.
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I might have a chance to pick up some fairly recent (look to be 90's) Stronglight road cranks. Do the road rings have the same issues? If I snag these they will be too cheap for it to me much of an issue to buy a new ring if needed. Just curious I guess.
I ordered a cheap road chainring off nashbar back in August and it came in a Stronglight bag. It was not very round.
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I might have a chance to pick up some fairly recent (look to be 90's) Stronglight road cranks. Do the road rings have the same issues? If I snag these they will be too cheap for it to me much of an issue to buy a new ring if needed. Just curious I guess.
why would roundness matter especiallymuch for a road ring? I'm a biopace fan personally
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why would roundness matter especiallymuch for a road ring? I'm a biopace fan personally
Because it will be used in a fixed/ss project.
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I have a Salsa ring on my SS. It was cheap, round, and I like it. I run a 1/8" chain and it seems fine, but I'm guessing it's more of an issue with fixed?

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i've heard nothing but good things about salsa rings.
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DansComp.com has cheepo 3/32 that works with 110 & 130.
Black and sort of primative but at about 10.00 per ring so what ?
I run a 1/8 chain with no problems too........
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The Danscomp one seems to be a rocket ring.

I'm not too impressed with the quality of the machining on mine.
Some of the teeth vary in thickness.

Sadly, I emailed the local guys, Blackspire about making a 130 - 1/8 chainring, and they said:
"We don't make them in road pitch"
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