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    SS Chainrings on Geared bikes?

    I am looking at a 38t chainring to eliminate my 32t and 44t rings, but most that I'm seeing are SS. How do these work on geared bikes? If it matters, it is 9 spd.

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    You mean by itself or still with a granny gear? Before they started ramping and pinning chainrings and cogs, plain old chainrings/cogs were used on multi-ringed cranks/multi-geared bikes if that's what you're asking. Might work better with friction shifters, though.
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    Good point bikin'

    Using an SS ring as basically the second ring in tandem with a granny is going to result in awfully sucky shifting going from granny to the SS ring. The suggestion of a Grip Shift style front shifter would help.

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    Ya, but that is $65. I'm cheap.

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    Yeah, but your paying for a ring that is going to last a little longer than most. If you go over to the drivetrain forum some are using SS chainrings with no ill effect.

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    A non-pinned/ramped chainring works just fine on a 1 x 9. You should have no problem.
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