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Good quality (i.e. round!) track chainrings.

Discussion in 'Fixed Gear and Single Speed' started by GrahamG, 17 Apr 2008.

  1. GrahamG

    GrahamG Über Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    Hi all, my cheapy crappy drivetrain (£12 TA road ring and cheapy £4 rear sprocket) is causing grief in the old chain tension department, I need to replace the chain anyway as it's stretched beyond a reasonable amount now so thought I'd treat the bike to a nice round track chainring and sprocket so that I can get chain tension just perfect all the way around.

    Whilst I'm at it - is it worth getting anything more fancy/robust than a SRAM pc-1 chain too? I presume I should indulge a new drivetrain with something fitting but not if it's only for pointless bling factor!

    Hmmm, I might go the whole hog and respray the frame too as it's getting a tad rusty and after a year of riding it am happy that it's a keeper.
     
  2. Jakob

    Jakob New Member

    Sugino, Shimano (D-A) and Campagnolo chainrings are all very round.
     
  3. one-eyed_jim

    one-eyed_jim New Member

    Location:
    Paris
    Are you sure it's the chainring that's at fault? I've never had any problems with TA rings, track or road. I don't have any objective way of comparing, but I doubt other brands are measurably rounder.

    Is it possible your problem lies elsewhere? Bent spindle? Crank broached off-centre?
     
  4. OP
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    GrahamG

    GrahamG Über Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    I think so, combined with the cheap rear sprocket - it was definitely better on my old pompino with dedicated track rings on both ends.
     
  5. Jakob

    Jakob New Member

    Nope, there's definitely a roundness difference. I had issues on my old bike with a TA ring, changed to a Sugino and problem was gone.
     
  6. skwerl

    skwerl New Member

    Location:
    London
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    GrahamG

    GrahamG Über Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    Skwerl - interesting site! I'm too tight for that though!
     
  8. OP
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    GrahamG

    GrahamG Über Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    Got a stronglight track chainring (44T), an on one chromo sprocket and KMC track chain - I'll let you know how I get on when it's all fitted!
     
  9. piedwagtail91

    piedwagtail91 Über Member

    http://www.hubjub.co.uk/ is good for all things fixed.I'm using eai sprockets which aren't cheap but do wear well.
    I'm using miche on the front and don't have any of the chain tension problems i had using cheap stuff.
    kmc chain seems better than the izumi i had on previously.
     
  10. bobajobrob

    bobajobrob New Member

    I got chatting to a single speeder on the A46 the other day, and he turned out to be the owner of MDT. He seems like a top guy.
     
  11. peejay78

    peejay78 Well-Known Member

    i use sugino and campagnolo for really nice, really round effect.

    i also have an ambrosio that's pretty darn good.