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    When chainring dies

    What is the lifespan of an average chainring? How often should they be replaced? What are the telltale signs of undue wear and tear?

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    The teeth get pointier and develop a "shark fin" look.

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    some aluminum one will delevop notches in the teeth too.

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    The chainring that came on my Sugino track cranks lasted approx. 6-7 months. The chain was digging into the front and back of the teeth creating lips. I replaced it with a Salsa chainring, so I'll see how long this one will last.

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    Do they sell 3/32 chainrings without ridges?

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    yes, what BCD?
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    If you grab a steel one it ought to last way longer than the alu ones that are standard now. Pull one from an old bike if possible and save a lot of cash.
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    Check your chain for wear on a regular basis and your chainrings will last a long long time.

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    I've only had bad luck with chainring wear with a Salsa 48t. It wore fairly quickly, and got not-so-flat as well.

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    the chain should wear at the same rate as the chainring so check to see if your chain is stretched out. Mileage varies wildly; high-end chainrings are totally worth it.

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    use prolink regularly and make sure your chain tension isn't too high. otherwise the **** on your chain acts as a grinding paste.

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    also depends on your chain tension- too tight and wear will occur much more quickly.
    well here's the blog

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    sorry missed previous post^
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    Quote Originally Posted by baxtefer
    yes, what BCD?

    130 BCD--I've got sugino RB crankset

    I just went to my lbs and they said no one makes steel chainrings for 130 BCD

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