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    decent chainring?

    can someone tell me what brand chainring is decent? i am looking to spend maybe $50. more specifically 44t, 144mm bcd, 3/32.
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    144 bcd? 3/32?

    Only thing that comes to mind is Blackspire or Dura-Ace. You'd have a lot more options if you went with 1/8.

    http://www.blackspire.com/qs/product/83/5948/263229/0/0

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    or a road chainring from the 80s - or Origin 8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoonrobot View Post
    144 bcd? 3/32?

    Only thing that comes to mind is Blackspire or Dura-Ace. You'd have a lot more options if you went with 1/8.

    http://www.blackspire.com/qs/product/83/5948/263229/0/0
    if i went with 1/8, would i just need to buy the chainring, chain, and cog? or is there more i need? thanks!

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    If your chain is 3/32" now, a new chain (1/8") is all you would need. You can use a 1/8" chain on 3/32" cogs/rings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bfloyd6969 View Post
    If your chain is 3/32" now, a new chain (1/8") is all you would need. You can use a 1/8" chain on 3/32" cogs/rings.
    thanks for the info!

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    I just got a blackspire chainring, 144bcd 3/32 51t. It looks great, weighs in at 200g on my scale although I don't know if that's light or heavy for chainring. edit: I was kind enough to take me miche ring off and weigh it. Miche is 95g. So since the blackspire ring is twice the weight I'll likely drill some holes in it to cut that down and give it more flare.

    I am using it to replace my miche advanced primato 47t chainring. The biggest differences I notice so far without having installed it yet is that the blackspire is just a flat piece of aluminum, where as the Miche has lots of different shapes on the back like this

    And if you don't mind jumping to 1/8th, this site has FSA rings for cheap. Here is a 45t for $53. I didn't see a 44t but you can check again. They have a great customer service department too for both phone and email.
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    I use an All-City ring. It gives me no problems and looks pretty cool too.
    Only comes in 1/8" but also comes in colors.
    Just $45 shipped. Compared to what, $80+ for a Sugino Messenger ring?
    http://www.amazon.com/All-City-144mm.../dp/B0029LMTXO
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    Brev. M Decent quality, decent price.

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    How do you fellas feel about aluminum vs stainless steel? I just bought another aluminum, was considering stainless, but I had concerns with gulling, even though the extra hardness of stainless would resist wear.
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    Pretty sure Origin8's Beck-130 is available in 144bcd. I have the 130 44t in silver and have no complaints about it.
    Or, depending on your build, you could go OG and look for Campy Nuovo Record or Sugino Mighty for around $50.


    EDIT: yeah, what hairnet said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    Stop.

    FWIW, He posted that before the cease and desist was posted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Broon View Post
    FWIW, He posted that before the cease and desist was posted.
    this, mr. kill-joy.
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    Stop.
    Was also posted before the cease and desist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bones_mcbones View Post
    How do you fellas feel about aluminum vs stainless steel? I just bought another aluminum, was considering stainless, but I had concerns with gulling, even though the extra hardness of stainless would resist wear.
    I feel that one the weight of a steel chainring would be killer, and two that with an aluminum chainring and a steel cog, they end up wearing out at about the same time, which is nice for chain wear and all that.

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    so, can i claim (straw / camel / back) credit for the official 'quit it' thread? famous!

    btw, allergic to catz. mods (you again?), please stop that nonsense too. at least i was posting bike-ish jokes...

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    I am ****ing devoted too. I am moving into my friend's closet just so I can save up for bike stuff.
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    sugino sg75 Zen

    seriously, why spend less on a chainring? what else are you going to spend the money on? hipster swag?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    sugino sg75 Zen

    seriously, why spend less on a chainring? what else are you going to spend the money on? hipster swag?
    Some people have a budget. Zen's are great but at $150 a pop, that's $600 on a set of four.

    For $50 the only thing you should consider are FSA chainrings. They are the best bang for the buck in that price range.

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