really big chainring

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  1. #1 Posted Jul 17, 2015

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    i do love the big chain rings, i sold this bike 4 or 5 years ago and traded back into it. its got an 80 tooth front and a 20 rear. it has a minor bump in the top tube but i still like it quite a bit. anyone else have some big ring bikes to show

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  2. #2 Posted Jul 17, 2015

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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I wish I had taken pics of what I made. It was a 100 tooth chain ring that I put on Stronglight crank arms with a 3 speed rear hub. It was a blast to ride, and the looks I got were priceless. This was back in high school when I could actually turn it over. To see these examples is awesome! And imagining the riders way back then using them.
     
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    I've never had a bike with a really big ring, but this is one of my favorite pics from the web -

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    Correct me if Im wrong here but that 80 tooth 1/2" pitch should be equal to the 40 tooth 1" pitch we see on the Racycle Pacemakers shouldn't it?.... Either way, cool Laclede! Not a common ride at all!!
     
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    Almost looks like a third wheel. Getting it back was the right thing to do.
     
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    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    You know your rocking a big ring when your pedals don't even make it past the teeth.
     
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    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Eventually, you get to the point where you have to use two big chainrings.
     

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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    that orient has some beautiful rings
     
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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    There's another version with 70 tooth.

    Pic. credit to oldbike.eu
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    I live for the CABE

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    I believe it was from around 1898 or ‘99 era.
     
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    So LaClede was a badge that the Simmons hardware of st.louis used. This is a page from 1918...the ring looks like it could be right....the res is not the best...but... Thanks for sharing. Simmons had a lot of cool bikes.
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    Thanks @corbettclassics