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Old 08-23-09, 03:25 PM   #1
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Questions to the Dahon MU owners

hi,

i got a 52T crank lying around and wanted to put this on my dahon mu xl. my mu has the 8 speed IGH and wanted to ask if any MU owners changed their cranks from 46 to a bigger one ? is this at all possible and what benefit will i get from from doing this upgrade (if you can call this an upgrade) ? any other upgrades or changes you've done on your MU ? appreciate it.

TIA,
vic
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Old 08-24-09, 06:12 AM   #2
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The main thing a larger crank does is effectively raise all of your gears. That's why it has been one of the possible changes KitN and I have explored for our Tokyos. Unfortunately, a larger crank doesn't have nearly the impact of smaller cogs on the rear. Do some trials on Sheldon Brown's gear calculator, if you want some figures.
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