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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:58 pm 
Old School Hero

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*Holy thread revival Batman!*

I'm running 11-32 on the back. I originally ran the 32 on the front but anything more downhill that 'absolutely' level led to mad spinning out. I bought a 34 and it was a bit better but I still find myself on the 11 at the back most of the time (road training). I'm now sorely tempted by a 38 :? .


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:56 pm 
aka Leo Swayer
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:D I have a spare 38 if you need one, too hard for me :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:34 pm 
Old School Hero

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Cool, is it by any chance a 104BCD 4-holer?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:03 am 
aka Leo Swayer
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It is. Its a Shimano Saint non ramped one :D


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:59 am 
Old School Hero

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Cheers mate, have you got a pic and a price :) ?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:22 pm 
Old School Hero

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Location: Flipping between Wigan and Lincoln
I have a 36-tooth on my 10-speed SLX cassette - now that is a dinner plate! :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:36 pm 
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Assuming road? 36 at least. Imagine, 34 would be like a compact crank in the small ring. Been running an 1x10 with 38 front for some time, and was mostly in the 13 and 15 in the back. Was a winter training bike though (CX tyres), so I did mostly faster shorter rides. Even with a 38 you'll spin out quickly on the downhill.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:08 pm 
Old School Hero

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Right, bought a 38 tooth - it's a Renthal and the quality is amazing. Did my local 15 mile road ride on Sunday and this is perfect for road training with non-knobblies :). You can still spin out downhill very easily but at least your going really fast. Means I'm not sitting on the bottom 2 cogs most of the time wearing them out as well.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:40 pm 
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44T on the front and 25-12 on the back, 2.2 Conti RaceKings for commuting and towpath duties :)


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