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    partly metal, partly real sp00ki's Avatar
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    1/8" ring on 3/32" arm...

    I know it's been done without issue, but i'm curious to know what kind of lifespan i can expect this setup to yield.
    it's a 165mm sora crankset w/ a 1/8" ta specialties ring (rain/lockup bike, new build). The crankset is obv. made for a thinner 3/32" ring. As you can see in the below pics, there's a bit of overhang. Will this hold up well? I can't imagine the ring actually bending the ledge, but i'm curious to hear about what you've seen.





    As you can see, the overhang isn't insane but it's there. The angle i took the pics @ exaggerates it quite a bit, but i think you can imagine what i'm talking about.



    (shiny all over, in case you were curious)
    Last edited by sp00ki; 12-19-08 at 08:11 PM.
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    Road [racing] is one of the only sports where adult men can compete in a non-scholastic setting, so inevitably 8/10 racers are fiercely-competitive nobodies. It's fun as hell, but it's also the foremost refuge of defeated and aging jocks, turned middle-management types.

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    It's fine.

    Grease your chainring bolts and make sure they're nice 'n' snug. The usual drill.

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    I've seen spiders strip out like that. granted it was a cheap crank but I've seen it.

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    i agree that as long as your chainring bolts are well maintained and snug, you shouldn't have any trouble, those are what's really holding it on anyway.
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    no worries. i've been running an 1/8 miche ring on a campy carbon road crank (ie: carbon spider) for thousands of miles. the ledge on the spider arm is just to locate the ring...it experiences virtually zero load in use.
    Last edited by dookie; 12-21-08 at 04:07 PM.
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    I am ****ing devoted too. I am moving into my friend's closet just so I can save up for bike stuff.
    well, here's some for you! everything's for sale...

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    partly metal, partly real sp00ki's Avatar
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    nice. thanks, that's reassuring.
    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
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