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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:51 pm 
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skinheadjc wrote:
looks good :D
love teh additional work to the anti rotation washers.
what chain ring and sprocket size are you using?

i'm running 32 and 18 at the mo.....


Thanks yessir :)

I'm using 32:22 and that's probably how it'll stay. For the very little road work that I do I don't need any higher gearing than that, so I might as well have the range at the bottom end instead. 32:20 would have been ok too, which would mean that 5th (1:1) would have been the same as the singlespeed gearing that I use. I don't mind a bit of spininess 8)


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mmmm, :? :?

will have see how i get on with going off road with 18t / 32t at the weekend....


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:15 pm 
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Well, with 32:tooth chainring and 18T sprocket you'll have the equivalent of from 32:34 (1st) to 32:9 (11th), or pretty much the same as 42:12 with a triple crankset.

I wouldn't think you'd ever need to gear any higher than that (well, I wouldn't) but going to, say, a 20T sprocket and going lower might be an option.

I was out for a three hour ride with a mate of mine today and at times I must admit that I thought "why am I dragging all this extra weight around?" as 95% of the time I was in 5th gear (ie 1:1).......

Old habits die hard, I suppose :roll: .


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