So I need to replace my chainrings on my Long Haul Trucker, 9speed, triple (48, 36, 26). I want to stay with the same teeth count. I was thinking about maybe going with the Salsa Chianrings, or maybe even the Surly Stainless Steel Chainrings.
It's a touring bike and will never need to quickly change gears in front, as well I am using friction bar end shifter in the front. I know bikes in the past didn't have ramps and pins and worked fine. Will it be that much slower and difficult to shift? Does anyone else use non-ramped and pinned chainrings here?