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Old 06-01-10, 07:02 PM   #1
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How well would a normal chainring work?

I find there's a much larger selection of 3/32 (8/9sp) 130BCD chainrings with profiled teeth, rather than non-profiled teeth. Assuming I keep my tension just right, will there be a hugely increased chance of the chain falling off if I go with profiled teeth?

I'd go down to a 3/32 chain to match it, since that'll need replaced soon, too. *freewheel is already 3/32*
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Old 06-01-10, 07:15 PM   #2
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I don't think you'll have too much of a problem.
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I don't think you'll have too much of a problem...
...so long as the chainline is good.
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...so long as the chainline is good.
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Old 06-01-10, 07:35 PM   #5
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Chainline measures perfectly, so I don't think that'll be an issue.
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I'm running the chainring off of my roadbike (8spd). I've put maybe 100miles on it and even used it twice at the track. so far so good
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