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by DaveP
11 Mar 2007, 11:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain length
Replies: 18
Views: 3633

Third crank Sorry for not expressing myself clearly. I was very tired last night! It would indeed be a question of mech capacity if I was to set my chain length by the Sheldon Brown method. By contrast I was actually thinking about the recommendation made by Paul Smith somewhat earlier. Leaving in a...
by DaveP
10 Mar 2007, 11:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain length
Replies: 18
Views: 3633

The calculation looks like the sort of 'definitive' answer I secretly needed :lol: I've just run my own numbers through it and it appears that I shouldnt have shortened my new chain either - I thought the rear mech was wrapped around a bit far in the higher gears, even though I can actually get the ...
by DaveP
9 Mar 2007, 5:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain length
Replies: 18
Views: 3633

If I could butt in, I understand the advice you have offered but I still feel the need for something more to confirm that my chain isn't just a little bit too short, so that if I carelessly shift to a very low sprocket while still on the big ring the mech is at risk of being forced into the teeth. I...
by DaveP
9 Mar 2007, 5:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: MTB to Tourer Conversion
Replies: 15
Views: 3659

The fact that this topic can be discussed here without attracting disapprobation has inspired me to upgrade myself from a lurker of some months standing! I have had a mtb for some years and now feel the need to make some changes so I can reach pastures new. Unfortunately funds are not unlimited :( M...