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Yup, They'll Work

Basically any chainring will work with any drivetrain setup.
I ran 6/7 spd chainrings from the mid 80's with a 10 spd chain 2 weekends ago in a race and it worked like a charm. The difference in thickness is minimal. The numbers stamped on them is mostly a marketing ploy.
Heck, even shimano said you didnt chave to swap out chainrings when they intorduced 9spd and the 9spd upgrade kits.
 

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Welcome back brother

Now all you need is an 8 speed cassette, 8 speed shifter and a stronger, wider 8 speed chain. What happened was you subconsious prevailed against the narrow-spaced insanity.
 

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8 spd rings

Hey there. I agree 8 speed rings will work with a 9 spd chain. But was wondering are they 4 bolt or 5 bolt, compact 44x32x22 or standard 46x36x26 rings? I ask because I have new black 4 bolt (104mm) 9 speed Full Speed Ahead rings I would trade you for the 8 speed black spires. I run mostly 8 speed. Thanks - Scott ([email protected])
 
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