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Old 03-20-07, 04:22 PM
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chainrings titanium or steel?

Im planning a tour from AK to Argentina and need to get a new middle chainring.
Due to the length of the ride im looking at getting as wear resistant chainring as poss. STEEL OR TI. obviously cost is an issue but if it lasts then that is more important.
Ive been looking at surly but theri stainless steel rings are meant for single speed ie no ramps whow big a deal would that be considering that im not going for time trial records and thus dont need quick as lightning shifts.
I ride an old XT chainset 22/32/42 5 arm 27 speed and as such i need to use a narrow chain would this be a problem with a surly ring. Basically cheapest most durable wins with an edge to cheapest if there aint much in the durablity stakes as one british article implied.
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Old 03-20-07, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by dubwoy
Im planning a tour from AK to Argentina and need to get a new middle chainring.
Due to the length of the ride im looking at getting as wear resistant chainring as poss. STEEL OR TI. obviously cost is an issue but if it lasts then that is more important.
Ive been looking at surly but theri stainless steel rings are meant for single speed ie no ramps whow big a deal would that be considering that im not going for time trial records and thus dont need quick as lightning shifts.
I ride an old XT chainset 22/32/42 5 arm 27 speed and as such i need to use a narrow chain would this be a problem with a surly ring. Basically cheapest most durable wins with an edge to cheapest if there aint much in the durablity stakes as one british article implied.
I never heard of Ti chainrings. I don't know that you'l find steel ones in your obsolescent 94 mm BCD either.

Why not get two aluminum 32s and pack one with you to install when you get to Costa Rica? Two aluminum rings probably don't weigh as much as one steel one.

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Old 03-20-07, 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Sheldon Brown
I never heard of Ti chainrings

http://www.boonerings.com/cr/cr.html
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Old 03-21-07, 08:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Treefox
So there you are. Up to you whether $86 is cheap.
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