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    Windsor hour fsa vero crankset width

    My windsor hour came with a vero 48t crankset. Does anyone know whether its 1/8 or 3/32? Id like to convert over the gears to 3/32, so that ii can just use hand me down chains and chainrings.

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    Doesn't matter.

    If it's currently a 1/8" drive train, you can use 3/32" components. And if it it's currently a 3/32" drive train.... well... its 3/32".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    Doesn't matter.

    If it's currently a 1/8" drive train, you can use 3/32" components. And if it it's currently a 3/32" drive train.... well... its 3/32".
    Ive heard that 3/32 chain is not compatible with 1/8 chainring, so id like to make sure before ordering parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrshinsa View Post
    Ive heard that 3/32 chain is not compatible with 1/8 chainring, so id like to make sure before ordering parts.
    Yes, and based on your post, you're switching out things for 3/32", so regardless of the chain, it will work.
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    Hmmm BD doesn't seem to sell these w/ FSA vero's, they're too nice to come stock with a BD bike. Did you buy this second hand?

    The majority of SS/FG bikes (higher end LBS sourced bikes) that come with this crankset (they're also known as gossamer's prior) have a 3/32nd chain ring. But this is just an observation of mine.

    The surefire way to check is to measure.
    Or by comparison. If you're running a confirmed 1/8ths chain on a 3/32nd drivetrain part there should be some vertical play in the grooves where the chain meets the chainring. Facing the chainring, hold the chain by a link that's on the chainring and try to wiggle it back and forth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    Yes, and based on your post, you're switching out things for 3/32", so regardless of the chain, it will work.
    Well i dont want to change out the chainring if its 3/32. I just want to get a 17t 3/32 cog then a 3/32 chain down the road. Having a 1/8 chainring derails that plan.

    So does anyone know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrshinsa View Post
    Ive heard that 3/32 chain is not compatible with 1/8 chainring, so id like to make sure before ordering parts.
    This thread explains incompatibility with 1/8 chainring and 3/32 chain.

    http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/in.../t-477812.html

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    A different bike with vero states its 1/8.
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/..._al_carb_x.htm

    Chainreaction states its 3/32.
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...%20Accessories

    Ill try the wiggle test tomorrow.

    Quote Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
    Hmmm BD doesn't seem to sell these w/ FSA vero's, they're too nice to come stock with a BD bike. Did you buy this second hand?

    The majority of SS/FG bikes (higher end LBS sourced bikes) that come with this crankset (they're also known as gossamer's prior) have a 3/32nd chain ring. But this is just an observation of mine.

    The surefire way to check is to measure.
    Or by comparison. If you're running a confirmed 1/8ths chain on a 3/32nd drivetrain part there should be some vertical play in the grooves where the chain meets the chainring. Facing the chainring, hold the chain by a link that's on the chainring and try to wiggle it back and forth.

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    You can change everything except the chain. And it seems like you don't plan on changing the chain immediately, so it shouldn't really be a concern.

    You could also just measure it. Have a ruler?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    You could also just measure it. Have a ruler?
    Now I've heard it all. Who the F has a ruler in the age of the internets?

    Git out yer yardstick sonny! That's a hoot; thanks, I needed that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bat56 View Post
    Now I've heard it all. Who the F has a ruler in the age of the internets?

    Git out yer yardstick sonny! That's a hoot; thanks, I needed that.
    I can understand measuring chain width with a ruler, but a chainring would require something like a caliper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrshinsa View Post
    I can understand measuring chain width with a ruler, but a chainring would require something like a caliper.
    Exactly, in with the internet, out with doing something yourself!

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    I've measured my own chainring with a ruler before. You don't need a damn caliper, just use your eyes.

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    repeating the theme of complicating the uncomplicated
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrshinsa View Post
    My windsor hour came with a vero 48t crankset. Does anyone know whether its 1/8 or 3/32? Id like to convert over the gears to 3/32, so that ii can just use hand me down chains and chainrings.
    Maybe I'm just tired but, correct me if I'm wrong, you're going through all this so you can use second hand i.e. worn out chains?
    Mate, a worn chain will wear out your cogs and chainrings more quickly, indeed much more quickly. In my world, where EVERYTHING costs more than in the US, chains aren't expensive and for those on a budget, a $20 bmx chain lasts for ages, just not as long as an $80 track chain.
    It's also my understanding that 1/8 chains will last a lot longer because they are designed to run straight whereas a 3/32 chain is designed to flex.

    Stop your dithering. Buy 1/8 chains. Fit 1/8 cogs when you wear them out. You'll probably never have to replace the chainring ... unless you use second hand chains.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
    repeating the theme of complicating the uncomplicated
    Of course. If you do it the simple way, the job's over and done with in no time. If you complicate it, you get to dither about, worry needlessly, research, ask stoopid questions, make a hash of the job, ask more stoopid questions while you try to work out what's gone wrong, then spend more time, effort and money fixing it. I ask you, which has more overall satisfaction?
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