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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 10-20-06, 03:28 PM   #1
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fancy chainrings

I was curious to know if it's possible to purchase 'custom' chainrings. That is, chainrings with patterns in them. I've built a couple of lowrider bikes in years past and have picked up some chainrings for them that were stamped with hearts or filigree patterns.

I'm currently building a fixie and would like some flavor in my chainring.

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Old 10-20-06, 06:00 PM   #2
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use a bmx crank w/euro BB. then you can use any of the fancy bmx chainrings.
or there's the paul cranks.
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Evannyc has a nice one on his circle A.

But I am curious, how do the cranks connect with the rings, and does that connection have the strength to handle the extreme torque of a fixed gear?
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Old 10-21-06, 06:48 AM   #4
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Evannyc has a nice one on his circle A.

But I am curious, how do the cranks connect with the rings, and does that connection have the strength to handle the extreme torque of a fixed gear?
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the chainring bolts to the crank arm with 4 chainring bolts a la LeVeL hubs system. Secure enough to be intended for use on the track. Secure enough for DW to use them on a track tandem!
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Old 10-21-06, 08:48 AM   #5
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the chainring bolts to the crank arm with 4 chainring bolts a la LeVeL hubs system. Secure enough to be intended for use on the track. Secure enough for DW to use them on a track tandem!
Paul cranks are intended for use at the track? You are kind of limited using a 48 tooth chainring on the track. That said, riding fixed on the road is a lot more abusive to parts that riding on the track.
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