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    Bent my ring!

    Alright all,

    Loving my single speed bike, but on today's ride, i noticed a creak/groan coming from the cranks, and I've bent my chain ring! Bit annoyed as it's supposed to be a single speed ring.

    So anyways, what do you guys use, and are there any strong ones you can recommend?

    Cheers,

    Tom

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    lemme guess, it was a stainless surly ring?

    go with aluminum, it's much stiffer.
    If it was aluminum and you still bent it, the creak/moan was probably your chainring bolts being loose. That's also a quick way to a bent ring.

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    Not a Surly, it was an E.Thirteen guide ring. Bolts were nice and tight, maybe I'm just trying to pedal where I should be walking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tolk83
    Not a Surly, it was an E.Thirteen guide ring. Bolts were nice and tight, maybe I'm just trying to pedal where I should be walking
    weird, i ran one of those rings back in the day and it should have held. Something's gotta be off. How's your chainline? How was the chain tension, and what are you using to tension the chain?

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    Curious... 4-bolt ring or 5-bolt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    Curious... 4-bolt ring or 5-bolt?

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    4 bolt if it's a guide ring.

    i know, i know.... you're gunna say it wouldnt have happened if it was a 5 bolt

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    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding
    weird, i ran one of those rings back in the day and it should have held. Something's gotta be off. How's your chainline? How was the chain tension, and what are you using to tension the chain?
    Chain line's spot on, took my time on that one. Tension is as someone suggested, the chain has about 2cm movement halfway between the cog and chain ring. Tension is via a superstar tensioner, that I'm running inverted, so the chain wraps around the cog better.

    Maybe i had a dud ring or just bad luck. Just found a Gussett Tribal ring, which is a bit burlier, so I'll give that a go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding
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    i know, i know.... you're gunna say it wouldnt have happened if it was a 5 bolt
    No need for me to say it... since you just did.

    All kidding aside, the closer together those chainring bolts are... just sayin'.

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    Bent it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tolk83
    Alright all,

    Loving my single speed bike, but on today's ride, i noticed a creak/groan coming from the cranks, and I've bent my chain ring! Bit annoyed as it's supposed to be a single speed ring.

    So anyways, what do you guys use, and are there any strong ones you can recommend?

    Cheers,

    Tom
    Tom, where/how is the chainring bent? They can be bent back. If it's tweaked a bit try bending it back gently with a crescent wrench or channel locks. Maybe i am missing something but your post is not very detailed on the problem.

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    I just bought a Race Face single ring...solid so far.....

    "Overview
    Race Face’s new Single ring - burly enough for DH Racers and Dirt Jumpers, yet light enough for XC/singlespeed. Designed and machined in our Vancouver, BC facility, tested on the North Shore and in the Whistler Bike Park."
    Escondido, CA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    No need for me to say it... since you just did.

    All kidding aside, the closer together those chainring bolts are... just sayin'.

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    sigh. it's almost annoying that you are 100% correct...
    what would rainbow unicorn do?

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