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So track chainrings put the chainring closer in?

Old 04-24-08, 04:06 PM
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So track chainrings put the chainring closer in?

EDIT: title should read "so track cranks put the chainring closer in?"

I'm using road cranks right now but the chainring (mounted in the inner position) is still 5mm too far out. Would track cranks solve this?


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chain line vs bb
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Track cranks only fix this by matching a bottom bracket with them that achievs a 42mm chainline. Pull out your bottom bracket and find the length of the spindle and get one that is 1cm shorter and you should be golden.
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Originally Posted by frankstoneline View Post
Track cranks only fix this by matching a bottom bracket with them that achievs a 42mm chainline.
Why is there such a rash of stupid about this in the last couple of days? It's not a hard concept.
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Old 04-24-08, 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by huerro View Post
Why is there such a rash of stupid about this in the last couple of days? It's not a hard concept.
watch out dude. i made a very similar remark last week and recieved a "profile infraction" and a string of private messages from a moderator i've never even seen in here for it.
bummer.
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Was it one of the Foo types? I think it's cute how they try to act like real moderators.
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i dunno who they were and what they thought they were doing... but it pissed me off.

and i'm sure i'll recieve another bithcy private message for this post.
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honestly imo the key is delineating between a user being stupid and a question being stupid... personally I don't think it's difficult to moderate your comments a bit for the sake of civility (I find myself going back and taking out portions of posts that are pointlessly antagonistic); I'll admit I've only been making that effort for a week or so.
 
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Originally Posted by huerro View Post
Why is there such a rash of stupid about this in the last couple of days? It's not a hard concept.
so are you implying that simply by having the word "track" affixed to the name of a crankset I can magically have a 42mm chainline, regardless the length of bottom bracket spindle? Or are you wondering why people are asking about chainline so much? Also, if you were trying to attack my logic in an attempt to help him fix the problem, mind filling us all in about the correct solution?
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I don't even know what this discussion is about.

I'm not expecting a perfect chainline out-of-the-box, I'm just asking if track cranks have the chainring further in than the inner position on road cranks.
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answer: no. track cranks AND road doubles will both give you good chainline. as previously stated it all depends what bottom bracket width you choose to match the chainline specified for your hubs.

it's simple arithmetic dude.
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Originally Posted by zambaccian View Post
I don't even know what this discussion is about.

I'm not expecting a perfect chainline out-of-the-box, I'm just asking if track cranks have the chainring further in than the inner position on road cranks.
lulz @ this
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Originally Posted by 666pack View Post
watch out dude. i made a very similar remark last week and recieved a "profile infraction" and a string of private messages from a moderator i've never even seen in here for it.
bummer.
me, too! apparently i'm capable of insulting someone. who knew?
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new strategy for insulting people while getting away with it: don't tell people they're stupid, tell them how incredibly brilliant they are.
 
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Originally Posted by frankstoneline View Post
so are you implying that simply by having the word "track" affixed to the name of a crankset I can magically have a 42mm chainline, regardless the length of bottom bracket spindle? Or are you wondering why people are asking about chainline so much? Also, if you were trying to attack my logic in an attempt to help him fix the problem, mind filling us all in about the correct solution?
correct
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Originally Posted by huerro View Post
correct
haha, oh alright, well in that case, it's because the search function is pretty hard to get a grasp on.
I'm content answering questions like this as long as theres nothing better to be doing (read: 666pack finally gave in...)
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Some track crank arms may not clear non-track frame chain stays or leave you with very little clearance.
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Originally Posted by zambaccian View Post
EDIT: title should read "so track cranks put the chainring closer in?"

I'm using road cranks right now but the chainring (mounted in the inner position) is still 5mm too far out. Would track cranks solve this?

some simple math and a vernier caliper would help more than a track crank.
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Originally Posted by frankstoneline View Post
Track cranks only fix this by matching a bottom bracket with them that achievs a 42mm chainline. Pull out your bottom bracket and find the length of the spindle and get one that is 1cm shorter and you should be golden.
this would only help if its a symetrical bb. that makes a big difference.
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