A couple quick questions for the Cyclone experts
1. Will a short cage Cyclone rd really only go up to 24 teeth as it says on Velobase, or is that conservative?
2. If the answer to 1 is 'yes', can I swap a gt cage onto the Cyclone from either a V-gt or a Vx-gt?
Yes, and yes; at least the Cyclone GT cage will fit. I've not tried a V-series cage, though.
Thanks, although that sounds more like yes and maybe.
Originally Posted by JohnDThompson
I did manage to find an old posting claiming that the cages are interchangeable between V-series and Cyclone. If someone can confirm or deny that it would be great.
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Max cog capacity is usually determined by parallelogram geometry, not cage length. Swapping a longer cage will give you more chain wrap capacity, but won't let you run a larger freewheel.
That makes sense. So now I've found this on Disraeli Gears:
Originally Posted by fuzz2050
•Maximum cog: 24 teeth (hanger 29mm or less) or 28 teeth (hanger 32mm or more) (Source: SunTour)
•Total capacity: 24 teeth (hanger 29mm or less) or 26 teeth (hanger 32mm or more) (Source: SunTour)
I'm going to be installing on an integrated hanger, which makes me wonder - how does one measure a hanger - center of the mounting bolt to center of axle, or what?