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DaveG

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Maybe its a sign that I should turn off the computer & go to bed.
Just wondering what people's opinions are on steel / stainless steel narrow-wide chainrings?

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Re: Why aren't steel or stainless steel narrow-wide chainrings more popular?
« Reply #1 on: 09, September, 2017, 12:53:01 AM »
go to bed  :)

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Re: Why aren't steel or stainless steel narrow-wide chainrings more popular?
« Reply #2 on: 11, September, 2017, 03:26:42 PM »
Good idea Dec, I'll head to bed now...  :)


Looks like my market research has bombed, would nobody be interested in buying one of these yokes?

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Re: Why aren't steel or stainless steel narrow-wide chainrings more popular?
« Reply #3 on: 11, September, 2017, 03:32:48 PM »
I assumed they were steel already

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Re: Why aren't steel or stainless steel narrow-wide chainrings more popular?
« Reply #4 on: 11, September, 2017, 04:19:20 PM »
Nope, sure the extra weight would kill ya dead!  ;D

Jaysis I want one now...

https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/products/104-bcd-stainless-steel-chainrings

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Re: Why aren't steel or stainless steel narrow-wide chainrings more popular?
« Reply #5 on: 12, September, 2017, 12:30:19 PM »
LOL Stephen!

Is weight that much of an issue for an enduro bike?
Its about the 40g heavier than an aluminium narrow-wide (weight of 8 A4 sheets of paper).

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Re: Why aren't steel or stainless steel narrow-wide chainrings more popular?
« Reply #6 on: 12, September, 2017, 12:33:30 PM »
There's a very obvious way to make my bike lighter and its nothing to do with the bike  ;D

I'm not going to worry about 40g on a chainring when its the 10+ surplus kilos on the saddle that's the problem

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Re: Why aren't steel or stainless steel narrow-wide chainrings more popular?
« Reply #7 on: 12, September, 2017, 12:39:32 PM »
Jaysis would ya look at these yokes!


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Re: Why aren't steel or stainless steel narrow-wide chainrings more popular?
« Reply #8 on: 12, September, 2017, 05:32:47 PM »
Ha ha, I could do with losing a bit more than 40g myself :)
That thing looks more like a weapon than a chainring.

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Re: Why aren't steel or stainless steel narrow-wide chainrings more popular?
« Reply #9 on: 27, September, 2017, 08:21:57 PM »
Have that on my bike (think Eric does too), I like it, felt right straight away and my knees didn't hurt after that 12 hour stupidity I did.


Will buy again and one for the other bike too.

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Re: Why aren't steel or stainless steel narrow-wide chainrings more popular?
« Reply #10 on: 28, September, 2017, 12:19:25 PM »
Have that on my bike (think Eric does too), I like it, felt right straight away and my knees didn't hurt after that 12 hour stupidity I did.


Will buy again and one for the other bike too.

Interesting, I remember Eric telling me he got an elliptical chainring a while back. Have you both gone Osymetric, or elliptical?

I assumed they were steel already

Thanks for the feedback, steel is common in double and treble chainrings, but for narrow-wide aluminium is much more common as it is softer & easier to machine the tooth profiles. The new shimano M8000 single chainring has stainless steel teeth.

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Re: Why aren't steel or stainless steel narrow-wide chainrings more popular?
« Reply #11 on: 01, October, 2017, 11:49:40 AM »
No idea, it's an absolute black elliptical chainring.

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Re: Why aren't steel or stainless steel narrow-wide chainrings more popular?
« Reply #12 on: 02, October, 2017, 01:48:35 PM »
OK, thanks, I have the same at the moment.

 

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