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Old 09-01-06, 11:36 PM   #1
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Flipping chainrings...

Like you would with skate wheels to keep 'em from getting coned. Does anyone flip chainrings after a few thousand miles to keep wear on the teeth somewhat uniform?
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Old 09-02-06, 10:54 AM   #2
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no. how would this help anything?
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It wears the other side of each tooth.
I've done this before, along with filing the really mashed teeth so the chain is quiet.
It helps a bit, if you're changing your chain, but don't want to get a new ring yet.
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Old 09-02-06, 11:04 AM   #4
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I've only put mine on the inside of my crank to help the chainline. Not what your talking about though :/.
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i suppose that if your chainline isn't absolutely perfect (which it probably isn't) that there would be some uneven wear on one side of the ring. the chain will tend to rub on one side of the teeth. flipping the ring might help.
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aren't the chainring bolt holes recessed on only one side, though?
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aren't the chainring bolt holes recessed on only one side, though?
+1

By the way, i think that what the OP was referring to for wear was that the leading edge of the teeth will wear while the trailing edge won't. Creating a shark's tooth style tooth. The analogy to the coning of skateboard wheels kinda threw people off. At least, thats what I'm assuming.
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