Any chainwheel experts on today? Am lost in the chainwheel maze for my ancient Kona, any advice on replacement options warmly welcomed!
The current one (original I think) is a M569 22-34-42 and it looks like this:
After fitting a few new grannies and medium rings, I’ve finally worn out the big ring and doesn’t look like there’s any replacements out there.
These chainwheels seem to be a desirable retro item these days but I’m not really bothered. Just want something that’ll be as direct a replacement as possible and compatible with the 8 speed kit on it. Is still a great light xc bike (mini mula/rc-36) and happy with it as it is.
Here’s hoping…Posted 4 years agowwaswasSubscriber
This would probably do the job and cheaper than a new chain ring I suspect.Posted 4 years agoshortcutSubscriber
If you wanted to keep it looking retro then it may be worth trawling ebay for some Race Face Turbines (look for the 4 arm ones to keep you going longer with replacement chainrings), or alternatively have a look at getting some Middleburn cranks which last for ages too but will be more in keeping.Posted 4 years agocookeaaSubscriber
$40 ish from Yankland apparently… (plus a fair chunk of postage?), somewhere in the UK might still have one as a spare, but I doubt shimano are still producing them, could someone else (BETD, Middleburn?) do a replacement 104/64 spider so you could use standard rings?
Unless “keeping it retro” is a big deal I’d go looking for something like wwaswas’s suggestion…
Or I suppose you could lop off the 42t arms, idy it with a file and just run it as a 34/22 double?Posted 4 years ago
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