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Old 01-01-05, 10:46 AM   #1
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centering chainring tips

so i've read about the sheldon b method of centering the chainring but have yet to try it. any other methods people recommend? do most of you strive for a centered ring or not?
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Never cared about it & never had a problem.
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On my single speed/fixed gear bikes I center the chainring. This allows me to get the chain a little tighter without so much of a slack spot. I think this helps keep the chain on. I tried the S. Brown method. I didn't like it. I used shim stock, measured the thicknesses and shimed the ring to the exact center before tightening the bolts all the way down. I super glued the shims in between the flat on the chainring and the shelves on the cranks. If you don't have shim stock and don't have a micrometer, never mind. It was not difficult having the right tools.

I must be the only one?
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well i spent about 5 minutes doing sheldons method and got my chainring centered pretty well. it was easier than it sounded.
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loosen, rotate, tighten
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