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    Drivetrain recommendations

    What are people's drivetrain recommendations for a fixed gear? I have a 3/32nd DT that I'm going to overhaul (new chainring, cog, chain) and I'm interested in what people recommend.

    The bike is my Bianchi Pista that I mostly ride around town.

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    I don't understand what your question is. Are you asking whether to get 1/8" or 3/32", or what brand parts to get, or what gearing to choose?
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    I want to go 1/8" so I'm mostly looking for brands/parts. I'll probably stick with my current gearing (48/14)

    Quote Originally Posted by JCavilia View Post
    I don't understand what your question is. Are you asking whether to get 1/8" or 3/32", or what brand parts to get, or what gearing to choose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianrking View Post
    I want to go 1/8" so I'm mostly looking for brands/parts. I'll probably stick with my current gearing (48/14)
    Chainring availability depends on your crank (bolt circle diameter). I don't think brands make a huge difference. SS rings are pretty simple compared to rings for shifting systems. I recently bought a ring from Vuelta for a FG conversion using an old Campy crank. It seems to work well so far. Probably has 1000 miles and no apparent signs of wear.
    https://www.vueltausa.com/components...mm-39-55t.html

    I've used Surly cogs with good luck - they seem to be well-made and durable. Dura-Ace is an old standby, as well, for about the same price.

    The SRAM PC-1 chain is inexpensive and solidly made. That's what I use.

    That's a pretty tall gear. I guess you're a masher ;-)

    Good luck. Have fun.
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