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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:59 pm 
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I'm going to take off the inner chainring on the Zaskar and run a roadie rear mech which necessitates running a cassette with a 26t largest sprocket.

Because of this, I want to put the smallest 'middle' chainring ring on I can find to give myself a lowish gear for climbs. What's the smallest 110BCD ring you can get and does anybody have one they want to get rid of?

Alternatively, I could run the largest inner ring I can find, with a larger middle ring and a bashgaurd on the outer bit...

Anyone got any helpful ideas?? :)

Thanks.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:10 pm 
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i did this research when building up a single-speed. smallest i ever found was 34t.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:15 pm 
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dookie wrote:
i did this research when building up a single-speed. smallest i ever found was 34t.


Thats what I fear! I would imagine that my best option would be to run a custom 11-26 cassette with an inner chainring of 26t and a middle of 40t (TA make them). This gives me a 1/1 low gear which is ok for everything but very steep climbs and a respectable top gear for the down bits.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:20 pm 
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I think pace made a 33T


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:38 pm 
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Lowest I have found is 34 too, had to get a 17t for the ss, 16t is just hard work too often!

You could run a middlenurn duo, not classic retro, but light, neat, an still plenty of gears :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:53 pm 
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gump wrote:
Lowest I have found is 34 too, had to get a 17t for the ss, 16t is just hard work too often!

You could run a middlenurn duo, not classic retro, but light, neat, an still plenty of gears :D


Hmm... I think that the 11-26 with 26/40 combination is looking favourite. I need to do something as I've 'accidentally' bought a beautiful Dura Ace rear mech and I have nothing else to put it on :lol: And I'm taking the Zaskar on a weight loss-programme.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:56 pm 
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You can still run the DA with a a triple. I used to run 105s all the time for racing as they were quick, light, and cheap :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:57 pm 
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.. also I would go for a 28/40. Plenty low enough!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 12:40 am 
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TBH Russell I never had any bother running a road mech on a triple chainset (26-36-46) and a 11-28 block, just couldn't run 26/14 or lower or 46/24 or higher, but that never really happens anyway :wink:

Am running a road cage on a XT mech on the Orange now.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 4:03 pm 
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Cheers chaps, I will experiment when it arrives but I figure that with a triple chainset I have a fair few ratios that are duplicates and never get used. Might aswell lose a ring and save a few more ounces :).


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