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Old 05-26-10, 06:24 AM   #1
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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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Thanks! Do you know of any websites/videos that show how to change the chainring?
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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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