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    Do I need to buy a new crank or can I just buy a new chainring?

    I am currently riding and switching out parts on a Mercier Kilo TT. Seen here: http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/mercier/kilott.htm

    I have already switched to a 17 tooth cog. I am now looking to switch the stock 48 tooth crank to a 44 tooth. Can I just purchase a 44 tooth chainring, or must I buy an entire new crank? I am learning as I put my bike together, so any advice is welcomed and much appreciated! Thanks.

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    Just get a 44t chainring with a 130bcd bolt pattern. Is your chain 1/8" or 3/32"?

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    The chain is 3/32". I found this on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/44-TOOTH-TRACK-F...item563766ecf7

    Will this work on my bike?

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    That won't work...it's 1/8". You need to find a 3/32" ring.

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    I had to edit the post. This is what I meant to post:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/44-TOOTH-TRACK-F...66ecf7&afsrc=1

    And thank you for replying!

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    No prob. That'll do the trick!

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    Thanks! Do you know of any websites/videos that show how to change the chainring?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolveswolves View Post
    Thanks! Do you know of any websites/videos that show how to change the chainring?
    http://tinyurl.com/2anfvf8

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    Wouldn't have been easier to just switch to an 18t(72 GI) or 19t(68 GI) cog to get the GI you wanted instead of changing both chainring and cog?

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