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Old 01-02-24, 12:58 AM
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If you experience rust problems on bike parts due to being by the sea, one product that's not developed for bike but works pretty well and penetrate where grease doesn't go:

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In 2016, seeking to swap the stock crankset on my Dahon Dash, I bought a set of Litepro crank arms and a 47T chainring.



Today I removed it from the FSIR Spin 5 where it now lives to clean and lube the spline and bottom bracket. What does it look like seven plus years later?











The item remains in excellent physical and operational condition, with only the smallest hints of rust despite the torrid, constantly warm and humid conditions, the teeth on the chainring are still in good condition and so are the teeth on the spline and the non-drive side crank arm. I can't remember what I paid in 2016, but today they go for under $35, BB and chainring bolts included. A no-brainer.

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Originally Posted by Ron Damon
In 2016, seeking to swap the stock crankset on my Dahon Dash, I bought a set of Litepro crank arms and a 47T chainring.



Today I removed it from the FSIR Spin 5 where it now lives to clean and lube the spline and bottom bracket. What does it look like seven plus years later?











The item remains in excellent physical and operational condition, with only the smallest hints of rust despite the torrid, constantly warm and humid conditions, the teeth on the chainring are still in good condition and so are the teeth on the spline and the non-drive side crank arm. I can't remember what I paid in 2016, but today they go for under $35, BB and chainring bolts included. A no-brainer.
These two pictures show the typical design flaw of old Litepro chainrings on which the chain links had to wear their curved shape to be able to perfectly fit into the chainring teeths.

Seven+ year with a single chainring, that's not lot of km !
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Installed and pumped up a pair of Vee Tire Speedster 20x2.0" (50-406) tires on an MXL wheelset. The tires are a plump, honest two inches wide with wheel diameter of 510cm or 20.1".



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Shimano Deore RD-M6000-GS

Shimano Deore RD-M6000-GS
Ten-speed, medium-cage and rated for 42T max cog, in practice it goes up to 46T no problem. My choice of RD for 20" wheels. Just stocked up with another piece. Get'em before they're gone.






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Originally Posted by Jipe
These two pictures show the typical design flaw of old Litepro chainrings on which the chain links had to wear their curved shape to be able to perfectly fit into the chainring teeths.

Seven+ year with a single chainring, that's not lot of km !
I don't know, that is still minor wear - maybe not optimal, but still minimal. The chain seems to have scuffed its way to creating its own seat, which is not ideal, but the working face wear seems minimal.

If that was on one of my bikes I might be concerned, but my bikes do not see that much action anyway, whereas this bike seems to be well used. Essentially, years are not a great wear indicator, but miles or kilometers are.
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After six years, the anodization fades on the UV exposed outside, same as with Ron's. I see a dirt edge on Ron's that, if removed would give another picture of wear. I'm impressed how long those Rings last, but more teeth mean less wear i guess...
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The funny thing is, that's probably a really good price. Like only paying $4000 for a Birkin bag.
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Rhinowalk 5L saddlebag

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Raze 11-50T, 10-speed cogset

I've been pleased with the performance and price of the Raze 11-46T, 10-speed cogset so, looking to push things, I bought its bigger bro, the 11-50T job at $26. I weighed it and it came in at around 560 grams. For reference, this is only 40 grams heavier than Shimano's 11-46T cogset.






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