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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 05-25-07, 08:32 AM   #1
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large, black...

...chainrings.

do they make them? like in 54-tooth? (i'm spec'ing out a build on a swift folder frame. rag on me for color-matching if you wish.) the only ones i've found are by FSA, and not only do they have huge tacky logos, they're more than twice as expensive as, say, a silver sugino 54t chainring. i also checked out the salsa chainrings, and for some reason only the small sizes come in black.
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Old 05-25-07, 08:35 AM   #2
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they are made in 52 tooth, 3/32"
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Old 05-25-07, 09:08 AM   #3
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The FSA trac kchainrings aren't to pricey. Why so big?
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Hes building up a folder.. needs to gear up for the small wheel.
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Old 05-25-07, 09:14 AM   #5
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Hes building up a folder.. needs to gear up for the small wheel.
Gotcha. Thanks.
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blackspire makes 54t 144bcdchainrings, 54/56t 110bcd & 130bcd chainrings in black.
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gipiemme 53 144bcd 1/8''
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From businesscycles:

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Sugino 75 (matte black anodized) 1/8"
46, 47, 48, 49 - $79.50
50, 51, 52 - $84.50
53, 54, 55 - Coming
Doesn't really help you today, but could tomorrow...
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Old 05-26-07, 01:08 AM   #9
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From the custom chainrings thread?:

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carbon is quite black and they do custom sizes.

54t will only give you about 60 gear inches, I run 53x16(road) and 53x14(track) on 24" wheels to give 75 and 86 inches. You might want to go for a 60t chainring just to give you more gearing options, but it would be a bit costly.
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stronglight does some big ones, but you'll probably have to go through xxcycle.com. Shipping is like $10, but the prices are good overall.
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Old 05-26-07, 10:00 AM   #11
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TA should have them..
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blackspire makes 54t 144bcdchainrings, 54/56t 110bcd & 130bcd chainrings in black.
+1 for Blackspire.

Nice things.

144BCD 1/8" Track rings. Black.
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Old 05-27-07, 02:01 PM   #13
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54t will only give you about 60 gear inches, I run 53x16(road) and 53x14(track) on 24" wheels to give 75 and 86 inches. You might want to go for a 60t chainring just to give you more gearing options, but it would be a bit costly.
i actually decided to run 48x13, which should give me around 70 gear inches with 20"x50mm Big Apple tires. but thanks for the suggestions everyone!
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