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Join Date: Jul 2004
Bikes: 2008 crosscheck complete, 1984 Pugeot fixed conversion
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front deralieur rubbing in big ring
i've got a Surly LHT set up with a tripple in the front and 9 spd in the back. i'm six foot six inches, and ride a 62 cm.
the problem is that when i'm in my two hardest gears (11 and whatever comes next) and my big ring, the chain rubs on the deralieur like crazy. it's cause 1) i'm 6'6" and 2) the tubes are kinda noodlie (because it's a touring frame and is meant to soak up the bumps).
i emailed surly, and they suggested i "gear up" so i'm rarely in the small ring. but i know i'll just get used to the bigger gears and move into them anyway.
so i'm wondering if there's another option. like, say, removing a chainring and moving the crankset inward, or anything else.
the problem is that when i'm up at about 25-30 mph, i want to keep pushing it, but always find that rubbing really annoying.