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Sprocket vs Chainring
     What's the difference between a sprocket and a chainring?  I'll get a picture or two here, but in a nutshell:

     A sprocket connects directly to the crank - a chainring connects to a "spider" or interface that allows it to be "easily" changed.

     Usually a Beach Cruiser or a child's bike will have a sprocket.  A quality Road Bike or Mountain Bike will have a chainring.

     Usually the difference is quality- however, discount store bikes have smeared this distinction as well.