A Thing of Beauty: Purple Anodized 44RN 144#47 Track Chainring Jan 22, 2013

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Back when I did the Raidô contest, Aaron at 44RN made a few of these purple anodized 44RN 144#47 chainrings. I’ve been holding onto mine for well over a year, waiting on the perfect project to put it on. Over the past few months, I’ve been slowly acquiring parts for a new track bike build, more to come!

  • http://twitter.com/VinylDonQuixote Bob Dobbs

    You know you’re a freaking tease, right? You know we are hoping there’s some fro sale when we see that pic, right?

    • http://theradavist.com John Watson

      :-)

      • http://www.facebook.com/joss.dakin Joss Dakin

        Please say theres going to be another run of these.

  • Ian Stone

    Make sure to use a different GXP BB for the Omnomnoms. It sucks.

    • Chris Rodriguez

       how exactly? Ive been using mine for years in nyc and its still super smooth–

    • http://theradavist.com John Watson

      never, ever, ever had a problem with them and I used to do FGFS on mine all the time.

      • Ian Stone

        The stock one is super cheap and had a lot of extra resistance. I much prefer my CK one.

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/3N6LP3TE3XZF3KLN663IJ4UZAY Craig

          The original GXP design was horrid but the 2nd gen one (2011 and later) is vastly improved, spins really smooth. probably not as good as CK but what is…

    • dontcoast

      GXP on my road bike, not fancy but no problem

      I find they get contaminated with grime too quickly to be nice on mtn/cross bikes…

      but for road fixed it’s fine in all but the worst conditions

    • http://twitter.com/kaseyirl Kasey

      replaced mine with a black box. best upgrade

  • barrierhero

    i sense a FBM sword

    • http://theradavist.com John Watson

      /the sound of a sword coming unsheathed/

  • Robert0321

    No Made-in-the-USA cranks?

  • http://www.facebook.com/joss.dakin Joss Dakin

    I so wish I could get one of these chainrings.

    Reckon there’ll ever be another run?

  • Rex Lester

    what chainring bolts do you find have the best fit for your omniums, equipped with 44RN weaponry?

    • Vidal Valdez

      Same ones that come with the omniums.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=564167613 Jack Robson

    Powder coated matt black omnium cranks would look badass with these rings.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3N6LP3TE3XZF3KLN663IJ4UZAY Craig

    Ahhhhh!!! this guy and his endless onslaught of epic builds! jesus, it never ends.. can’t wait to see it.