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    custom chainrings?

    I know a lot of mfgrs make custom order parts,but does anyone make....made to order chainrings? seems like it would be a good market.

    i dont really need one now,but i might in the future. any help would be nice.

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    Hmmm... I think having one cut from straight metal would be prohibitively expensive because of the gears (PITA cutting gears), but I wonder if any solid'ish chainrings could hold up to having shapes milled in 'em.

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    Seems to me all you need is a BCD and a CAD program to make em.... i could be wrong.

    if someone knows better please enlighten me.
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    Well, that and a shop to do it, depending on the shop. They charge plenty of moneyz for their time, so anything you have 'em do that takes a lot of it also takes a lot of $$, which is why, imo, milling a solid chainring would be a decent compromise. Course, it may be it wouldn't be much more expensive to do it (design and gear) from a blank with a suitable CNC/machine tooling, someone who has had recent work done at an up to date shop should be able to help.

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    boone! custom ti chainrings - not cheap but gorgeous.

    http://www.boonerings.com/cr/cr.html

    i got one on the front ring of my ss mtb.

    soon i will have a rear bolt-on cog for my new wheels.
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    There was a guy in Japan, but I heard he was closing down. The C&V crowd can tell you about him. He made replacement Rene Hearse chainrings, amongst others, and had about 1 gazillion designs. I don't know if you'd still feel the need for custom, with that many to choose from.

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    Wow....those Boone rings are pure sexy.
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    I wanna see better pictures of the boone rings.
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    custom chainrings you're talkin bout

    there is a company coming out called Icecycle Chainrings making customized chainrings and bmx sprokets. Check out www.icecyclechainringshome.com. I havent found them at stores yet but i'm sure they will be soon

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    I think milling chainrings from scratch would be a real pain, but I'm pretty sure you could find a solid chain ring and either etch things into it, or cut chunks out of it, "mill" it if you will. You could do a pretty dope job with a nice dremmel tool and clean it up with a nice file. I've been thinking of doing something similar to an old cottered crank where the outside chainring and the crank arm are one piece.
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    http://cycleunderground.com.au/chainringdesigns.htm
    http://www.highpath.co.uk/cycles/eggs/01.html

    Here are 2 that the C&V guys directed me to when I was looking for 151 bcd rings.

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    +1 for Highpath, great people to deal with, very friendly/helpful.

    http://www.highpath.co.uk/cycles/eggs/01.html
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