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    Double or Tripple chain rings

    Just curious to what most road riders prefer, double or tripple.
    Thanks
    Chris

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    Aaah! Run away!
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    hhehe, he's posted
    steel vs AL
    Double vs triple

    next up... campy vs shimano?
    Or
    maybe egg beaters vs speedplay
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    maybe underwear under lycra?

    I love that fresh newbie smell

    Seriously Chris, welcome!

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    Single ring 1959 three speed Raleigh road bike
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    none...I prefer to spin aimlessly and fall over
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    This is a really interesting topic. Why haven't we discussed it before now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by el twe
    Aaah! Run away!

    lol...i'm relatively new here but already I think I know what this means...

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    five or six rings if you can get em!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris32
    Just curious to what most road riders prefer, double or tripple.
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    I'm sick of three rings. I never use all 3. Maybe on an MTB they're of some use.

    I prefer 2 rings myself.

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    I have a great idea...

    Build a big cassette for the crank Nine gears... no... ten gears up front and ten gears in the back for a total of one hundred different gearing combinations. It would be really cool.

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    Can you feel the love, Chris?
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    Just your average club rider... :)

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    Why limit yourself? Anything less than a quintuple is selling yourself short.
    Bring the pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suntreader
    I have a great idea...

    Build a big cassette for the crank Nine gears... no... ten gears up front and ten gears in the back for a total of one hundred different gearing combinations. It would be really cool.

    Don't forget to add an internal geared rear hub for even more gear combos

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bolo Grubb
    Don't forget to add an internal geared rear hub for even more gear combos
    Sheldon's 63 Speed Bike
    Bring the pain.

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    I'm still not buying until they start releasing 'fractional' chainrings and cogs. How many times have you wished "I need a gear JUST between my 52x13 and 52x12"? Well, when they start releasing fractional cogs, you could just shift to the 52x12.5 and be good to go. Of course, you would need the special chain with the fractional links, not only would you have to watch chainangle, but also make sure that you don't have any Prime x Prime chainring/cog combinations, but what's that. Imagine, any gear you would ever want, and under 20 pounds. <of course, that's just the weight of the drive system, not counting accessories like a frame, wheels, rims, seats, stems, handlebars and other options>

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    but this goes to 'eleven'...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PWRDbyTRD
    none...I prefer to spin aimlessly and fall over
    You! In serious reply, I'd say it depends on the terrain that the cyclist is riding and her/his physical condition. Lots of climbing? Poor shape? Get the triple with the granny gear! Flat riding without hills? A single chain ring is probably sufficient! Like the look of a double? Get a double! Like the versatility of a triple and don't mind the small weight penalty? Get the triple.

    Since I'm in the flatlands, I plan to put a single ring on the front of my drivetrain. I'll retire my brake levers & use two bar ends - one to activate the rear derailleur and one to activate the front brake. I wouldn't recommend this setup for too many folks, but it may be just the ticket for me.

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    2 with a middle and granny. No point to the big ring except when I dh

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