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Old 05-05-06, 10:03 AM   #1
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My Sugino RD chainring is not "true"

That's it. I'm getting the Sugino 75's. My chainring for the RD's is pretty damn round--but then today I noticed that it's not true at all! It wavers back and forth a couple mm. Grrrrrr...

Any of you have this problem too?
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Old 05-05-06, 10:07 AM   #2
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It's a common problem with lower end chainrings.
Go 75, you'll feel a world of difference instantly.
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Old 05-05-06, 10:08 AM   #3
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Tighten your chainring bolts, and then bend it true. You just saved $200.
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if it wavers back and forth, it could be your spider.

that can be fixed with a mallet. seriously. done it w/ no problem.
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My chain ring looks bent too, but I've taken it off and layed it on a flat surface and its pretty true. Also try moving the crank to a different position on the spindle, and if it still bends in the same spot, it the spider (not the spindle). Look on sheldon brown's site...
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