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Old 07-13-09, 01:31 AM   #1
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chainring Question

I have a triple chainring crankarm. Where can I expect to attach my chainring? To the middle or outer position? I don't yet have a bottom bracket so I'm not sure what my chainline will look like yet; do triple crankarms make awkward singlespeed conversions?

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Old 07-13-09, 07:37 AM   #2
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You can use either position depending on your chainline needs, I've used both on different builds.
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The chainline will depend on whether it is a road or mtb crank arm and also whether you are using the bottom bracket spindle it was designed for.

Sheldon has a handy chart that may be of use to you.

http://sheldonbrown.com/chainline.html
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