Chainring sortout

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NickJP
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Chainring sortout

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I eventually (after many years) got sick of searching through multiple boxes every time I wanted a chainring of a particular size and BCD, so I put up a pegboard, emptied all the boxes onto the floor, and hung up the chainrings sorted by BCD and size. I was actually a bit shocked to find how many I had accumulated over the decades:
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Seeing them up there reminded me of a conversation with a farmer who collected tractors, and one of his sage pieces of advice was: "Never line them all up next to each other".

My wife, as an ex-librarian, was so thrilled at seeing order out of chaos that she made no mention at all of the sheer number of them.
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NickJP wrote: 16 Sep 2021, 11:47amMy wife, as an ex-librarian, was so thrilled at seeing order out of chaos that she made no mention at all of the sheer number of them.
Dewey-eyed?

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That is a lot of chainrings, far more than I have, and I thought I was bad. You appear not to have my excuse of having a load of old track and TT chainrings from my racing days either. Having said that I am quite good at re-using old ones till they wear out and then binning them.
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pq wrote: 16 Sep 2021, 4:44pm Having said that I am quite good at re-using old ones till they wear out and then binning them.
I reuse all mine reversing them when needed until worn out. I then cut all the teeth off to use as a chainguard. :mrgreen:
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