Thursday, December 13, 2007

COLLECTIBLES: Chainring Fever

"Vintage" (1930 to 1980 road bikes) and "antique" (1865 to 1925 models) bicycles are getting pretty expensive to collect, plus you need the room to store them. So, a lot of us choose to collect other cycling items and one of the coolest is chainrings, also called chainwheels. On today's bikes these are pretty yawn-inducing - just steel, aluminum and carbon, the only design being for weight savings and efficiency. But, pedal back a few years and you start finding some fun stuff. Here are a few pictures and links from the awesome Bike Works NYC Chainwheel Archive and Joel Metz's fantastic Chainring Tattoo Project

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