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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:54 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi guys,

I wonder if there is anyway that I can fit a 52 t chainring to the aforementioned bike. I've read that it's impossible to fit any larger than a 46 t because the rear suspension support bracket is in the way.

Is there anyway around this problem, possibly fitting it to the bottom tube?

Just throwing it out there.

Many thank-you's for any help offered in advance :D

Tony.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:20 pm 
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Moved to '98 onwards forum chat as it's a more appropriate section

As for your question

It's not possible.

MTB front mech wouldn't cope with the larger 52t ring

If you could move the cranks cross the chainline would be out & it would affect the whole drivetrain

If you could move the cranks across a front mech probably wouldn't be able to shift into the large ring as it might not move across far enough

Why would you want to put a 52t ring on a MTB?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:35 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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MTB front mech wouldn't cope with the larger 52t ring


It's not impossible as I've a friend who has a 52 t on his Hinde and I've a 52 t on my old Lava Dome with an LX front derailler ...srugs shoulders.

Someone must have fitted something bigger than 46 t on one of these???

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