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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:44 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Bought a bike with an LX M569 chainset (the chainrings are all worn), is there somewhere you can still buy the outer rings new? My bike shop said they can't get them anymore and the whole chainset needs replacing.

My other bike has an M739 too so a spare would be good.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:26 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Failing that, any reason this alivio be a straight swap? (both square taper)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SHIMANO-ALIVI ... 3a8336c90d


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:44 pm 
Old School Grand Master

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The chainrings are still readily available, try Stronglight ones from Spa Cycles.
Shimano chainrings are frankly rubbish for durability, Stronglight or TA last far longer.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:19 pm 
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Might be you lucky day Pm sent.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:18 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Tbh I chucked a new alivio chainset on because the bike isn't particularly retro anyway (aluminium Trek 8000) and the bikes just a gift for my niece. Tbh it works fine, very smooth gears. Cheers for the pm's might buy a spare outer ring off one of you for my Saracen this week.


BTW if anyone wants the old LX chainset they're welcome to it for post. its fine apart from the middle & outer ring


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:25 pm 
National & North West AEC
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Your LBS is correct. They are no longer available. Occasionally they do turn up at cycle jumbles as well as the even rarer and much more useful 5 arm spider.

doubledeuce wrote:
BTW if anyone wants the old LX chainset they're welcome to it for post. its fine apart from the middle & outer ring

I wouldn't mind some spare arms please. I'll send you a PM...


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:56 am 
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drystonepaul wrote:
Your LBS is correct. They are no longer available. Occasionally they do turn up at cycle jumbles as well as the even rarer and much more useful 5 arm spider.

doubledeuce wrote:
BTW if anyone wants the old LX chainset they're welcome to it for post. its fine apart from the middle & outer ring

I wouldn't mind some spare arms please. I'll send you a PM...

You can buy the 5-arm spider as a spare part. Expensive though.
Or look for the stx-rc mc40's 4-arm modern ring spider. People tend to give these away.


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