Singlespeed and the demise of Middleburn
Anyone used Absolute Black oval rings? Can put this on the XT crank
The Goldtec one linked above isn’t dished like my UNO ring so not sure that’s right for the Middleburn RS8Posted 1 year ago
Am currently servicing my winter singlespeed and the ring on my Middleburn RS8 crank is FUBAR’d
Before I went on holiday I had a ring sitting in the basket at SJS Cycles at £66. They now want £130 for the same ring robbing bastards.
I have an old set of XT M760 triple cranks. Can I just remove the outer and inner rings leaving me the 32T to use?
If so, can I use up the stock of SRAM PC1 singlespeed chains I have or will that not run on the Shimano ring properly? (Ring seems a lot thinner than the Middleburn). Or is there a singlespeed specific ring that I can fit to these cranks
Any advice to this singlespeed numpty greatly received
MMPosted 1 year agogarage-dwellerSubscriber
The ramped and pinned ring will be poop for SS use (I have tried).
I’ve used a salsa ring on xt cranks before with no issues. You might need some shorter bolts which shouldn’t be too hard to get.
If it were me I’d retire the middleburns as pretty as they are because of the increased running costs and spares scarcity (but then I put Alivio cranks on my SS so I could run a square taper crank and properly sealed BB in the winter filth)!Posted 1 year agocookeaaSubscriber
If it were me I’d retire the middleburns as pretty as they are because of the increased running costs and spares scarcity (but then I put Alivio cranks on my SS so I could run a square taper crank and properly sealed BB in the winter filth)!
Really? Bin ’em just because the company’s gone bust? It’s a bit “baby out with the bath water” innit?
If I owned some RS7/RS8s I would just look for a 104 BCD spider (Right now!) as that option, whilst not quite as aesthetic allows you to use a vast number of alternative chainrings. It at least makes the cranks a better 2nd hand proposition if you did flog then on…Posted 1 year ago
RJC X-Treme are still showing some for sale although it has been 10 days since I ordered mine and there is no sign of it yet…Posted 1 year ago
Finally got around to digging around in the shed. Definitely 32 tooth, definitely unused. Doesn’t say Middleburn on it though. I don’t even remember where I got it from, it was so long ago. Could be a genuine one from the deep past, but equally could be made by someone else. Here’s a photo:
I feel like the OP ought to have first dibs, so, MountainMutant, let me know if you want it. If not then drofluf is welcome to it. Will be cheap – no point it sitting in my shed for another decade or two.Posted 1 year agomosSubscriber
I definateley had a thick thin Wolftooth blue snowflake one as shown in the thread below.
I’ll have a look tonight & & see if it’s still in the parts bin.
If its still there you can have it for nowt.Posted 1 year ago
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