Bicycle Mechanics - 44 tooth compatibility with 48 tooth
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02-27-06, 08:13 PM
I am getting a new crank but, ignorant me, it is a 44/32/22 tooth. I just counted the teeth on my crankset and they are 48/38/28. Can I use the crank? do I need a new chain?
I have a 6 plate cassete ( it is a schwinn cimarron and I LOVE IT!! :D )
any guidance would be appreciated
02-27-06, 08:15 PM
Your current chain will work fine with the new crank. What will happen is your high gear will be significantly lower.
02-27-06, 08:43 PM
You will probably need to adjust your front derailleur height. Also, you might want to try and check the specs on that derailleur to see if it's rated to handle a 22T inner chainring. You might also find that your curvature which was probably made for larger chainrings might not match as well with the newer rings and you will get slightly rougher shifting. The derailleur specs should tell you the range for which it was designed.
02-27-06, 09:12 PM
thanks for the note, the derailleur will work
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