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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 08-23-10, 09:29 PM   #1
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EighthInch Chainring Soft as Butter

I just purchased an EighthInch chainring. I have heard these rings are good, I know Scrod is a big advocate.

My ring feels super soft and I feel that its to a point where the alloys integrity is being compromised while its being pinched by the chainring bolts.

Anyone else have a similar experience? or any problems with theirs?
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Old 08-23-10, 09:35 PM   #2
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I've seen chainrings like that most of my life.

Maybe you should consider a steel one if it bothers you too much.
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This is rediculous. I have a simple concern with a new chainring and for some reason everyone expects me to have the answers to my own questions.

It isn't like this is a bike forum or anything, right?
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I've seen chainrings like that most of my life.

Maybe you should consider a steel one if it bothers you too much.
it isnt a matter of preference by something "bothering me,"

I am asking from simply a "matter of fact" perspective.
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no.
in all seriousness you are probably the cleverist member on here.

I wonder how long you pause to come up with things to say before pressing submit
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it isnt a matter of preference by something "bothering me,"

I am asking from simply a "matter of fact" perspective.
I gave you the straight goods. If you want a tough chainring spend $100+ or get steel. Most chainrings are not heat treated 7005 with hard anodizing.

It's "soft" because it is inexpensive. If this is not clear...
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I gave you the straight goods. If you want a tough chainring spend $100+ or get steel. Most chainrings are not heat treated 7005 with hard anodizing.

It's "soft" because it is inexpensive. If this is not clear...
thanks, that makes sense.
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Scrod knows what's up. I trust him...as much as one can trust another person on the interwebz...
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Thanks Charne

The one I've got is over a year old and I've never had a smidge of trouble with it.
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The one I've got is over a year old and I've never had a smidge of trouble with it.
Thats because your a Pu55y.
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Thats because your a Pu55y.

im rocking one now, seems fine to me.
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