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    Chainring Help! 1997 era

    Hi, putting together my old bike, problem is, its a custom, and I didn't build it!
    Bought it from the original owner after he finished using it in 2000.
    Its been lying up for years now, and I'm having trouble getting parts

    So heres a photo of the chainring, can't find it online, would anyone know where to start looking?
    Its got 44 teeth, and was on a 7-speed setup
    Information on the chainring:
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    Heres the mrp bashguard that was on it
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    Blackspire - SuperPro 94/58 BCD Chainrings | Blackspire maybe? Search for 44t 94bcd and you will find some that will fit.

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    cool, thanks. looking around now to see whats going.
    only thing is, showing a lot of 9 speed as opposed to 7 speed, im guessing 7 speed for this kinda thing is rare these days?
    got a 7 speed cassette and chain ordered, probably best to avoid 9 speed stuff, no?

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    actually, just checked,
    I'll have a 7 speed SRAM cassette, and a 7/8 speed chain
    Would a 8/9 speed chainring be ok do you think?

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    Re: Chainring Help! 1997 era

    If you can't find a 7 speed just buy a 9. It will work just fine.

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    should work fine.
    The guy yo' momma "act" like she don't know!

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    Re: Chainring Help! 1997 era

    If you are running a single ring you definitely can get a 9. (didn't se the picture of the map guide until now)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ivanm View Post
    cool, thanks. looking around now to see whats going.
    only thing is, showing a lot of 9 speed as opposed to 7 speed, im guessing 7 speed for this kinda thing is rare these days?
    got a 7 speed cassette and chain ordered, probably best to avoid 9 speed stuff, no?
    Vuelta makes many 94BCD rings. 7-sp chains work just fine on 9-sp rings.
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    cool, ive found a few online now, last question on it though!
    I had 44T, does it make any difference if I get 42,43, or 46?
    the cassette is 12-32, derailleur is an old Shimano Deore, 7 speed gear changer, and 7/8 speed chain

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    and goodness, glad to meet people who know their stuff!
    have been running into 'new' bike guys in all the shops I went to, whose attitude was - throw out your bike maaan, and buy a new one.........

    I should take a picture of the cranks and see if you know anything about them too, I managed to get some sort of replacement for the moment, but would like to locate the originals.

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    Well, heres the crank arms
    All the info I can get off them is:
    175mm FORGED /// FSA 30-1, and on the right side 30-2
    On the front, it says 'S', and I think 'I', not sure, the rest is worn off





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    Chainring Help! 1997 era

    Quote Originally Posted by ivanm View Post
    Well, heres the crank arms
    All the info I can get off them is:
    175mm FORGED /// FSA 30-1, and on the right side 30-2
    On the front, it says 'S', and I think 'I', not sure, the rest is worn off




    Those are trash.

    Do not buy new rings until you get a new crankset. It does not have to be the same model as this one, which I do not remember.
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    oh, dont worry! those are going in the bin, they've been angle-grinded to bits to get them off, they'd gotten lodged to the bottom bracket.
    I have a L&M set of cranks now, just trying to find the originals, in yellow too if possible : /

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    Quote Originally Posted by ivanm View Post
    oh, dont worry! those are going in the bin, they've been angle-grinded to bits to get them off, they'd gotten lodged to the bottom bracket.
    I have a L&M set of cranks now, just trying to find the originals, in yellow too if possible : /
    Ut-oh. You just needed a crank puller to remove them. You likely ruined perfectly good cranks. Now I am worried about the rest of the bike and parts.
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    Had 2 bike mechanics try to take off the cranks, the threads were completely shot, was no way of getting them off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ivanm View Post
    Had 2 bike mechanics try to take off the cranks, the threads were completely shot, was no way of getting them off.
    Yes, there was. Pickle fork.

    Your chance of finding that exact crank is slim.
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    Well not too worried about that, have replacements, if I find the originals well and good.

    Would anyone have any tips on the 42/44/46T issue?
    Checked the chainring I got with the new crankset, its 46T compared to the 44T I had.
    I've found a match online now with 44T, does it make a difference or not really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ivanm View Post
    Well not too worried about that, have replacements, if I find the originals well and good.

    Would anyone have any tips on the 42/44/46T issue?
    Checked the chainring I got with the new crankset, its 46T compared to the 44T I had.
    I've found a match online now with 44T, does it make a difference or not really?
    Just pick the gearing you want.
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    A 38 or 40 will be more useful. Any size chainring (reasonable) will work with that guide so pick how high you want your gearing.
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