Re: [CR]WTT or WTB: Sugino Black Anodized ChainRing 42-44

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Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 13:48:01 -0400
To: "skip sinatra" <>,
From: "Sheldon Brown" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]WTT or WTB: Sugino Black Anodized ChainRing 42-44

skip sinatra wrote:
>During the early to mid 70's (I think), Sugino did a chain ring set
>that was anodzied black and drilled out. I have a 52 and am looking
>for a matching smaller ring....42-44, Anyone with any to sell or
>trade please contact me. To trade I have any one of the following
>items: a set of campy braze on NR shifters, a set of campy NR clamp
>on shifters, a suntour winner freewheel 6 spd and one in 7spd, a
>zeus 2 bolt (NR Copy) 27.2 post, a suntour cyclone II rear
>derailleur. Thanks and contact me OL.....

I've had very good results _painting_ chainrings black with Krylon rattlecan spray paint.

Especially the inner ring is suitable for this, because it isn't readily exposed to anything that would scratch it.

Of course the chain wears the black off of the teeth, but that happens with anodizing too, and if you're not a fanatic about cleaning it, the chain lube will keep the teeth reasonably black...

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