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Cheap suntour crank chainring removal

*Scott**Scott* Posts: 39
edited June 2008 in MTB workshop & tech
As title, I have a cheapie suntour crank that I need to single speed for my wifes bike.
The chainrings are/seem to be fitted usuing a kind of stud/rivet with no ability to unscrew.
The bcd is 104 and I would like to fit a s/s specific chainring which I already have, my question is, if I grind off the tops of the rivets will it be as normal for fitting a new chainring ?
i.e holes of appropriate size etc.
To look at, it all seems straightforward, just want a little tech guidance .....


  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    that I need to single speed for my wifes bike.
    why do you need to?

    to be honest, you'd probably be better off getting some cranks with bolt-on chainrings. Iseverely doubt that the rivet hole will be the same size as a chainring bolt. The bolts are pretty damned big.
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    new cranks.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
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