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Old 12-07-08, 07:35 PM   #1
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thinking about single speed

I just got my Cross check rolling and I having thoughts about going single. My question is: can I use my
'08 Shimano 105 5600 double crank as a single?
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yes. i dont know if that is a compact or not so chainring sizing could come into play. i have a older 105 (bcd 130) on my single speed.
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no, it's not compact; it's the 130 size.
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should be fine

most run a 42 with either a 12-25 or 12-27
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