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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:43 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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main reason i like them is the fact there is basically nothing goes wrong with the bike, and the fact you have to just get on with what you have when it comes to hills and flat bits.

main terrain around home territory is well within a single speed capability so im keen to get another built up.

looks like i will be running a 34/16 set up.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:22 pm 
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I had a goldtec 11/8" ring with king stainless cog and KMC chain. Didn't ride it much, but looked great :lol:

ImageDSCF8164 by ritcheyp20, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:38 pm 
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I used to run 32:16 around the North Downs. I've recently fitted a 17T cog, cos it was cheap, and it makes life easier, without losing any speed! :D


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:50 pm 
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M900 is 110


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:31 am 
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34 or 36t will be easier to find that 32:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Stronglight-5-Arm ... 61ca357c11

I would suggest going for 34:17 or 36:18. I'm running 36:18 and find it works really well off road. I was running 36:16, which was OK, but a bit tough going in parts and not any faster except on the road. You'll probably be OK with 34:16 though

Don't be tempted by the nice coloured alloy single ring bolts though, I tore three out on my first ride with them :shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:22 pm 
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Good point, failed to add steel chainring bolts to my spec list.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:58 pm 
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i run a 48 fr and 18 rear on mainly flat daily commute might need to go down to 16 on rear as legs have started spinning


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