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What gear ratio do you like for a SSCX bike?
I'm looking to build up a SSCX frame to race with a little at the end of this season, but also for some single track riding and 'round town commuting. The UK manufacturer On-One has a model I like (Il Pompino) for fairly cheap, and they do a frame/fork bundle that comes with a bunch of other parts for under $500.
I'm wondering what those of you who have SSCX bikes like as far as gear ratios are concerned. I've read that 39/16 and 39/17 are popular combos, but I can't find any chainrings that are single speed specific and only 39 t. It seems like 42 T is the minimum out there. Could I just use a 39 T chainring designed to be the middle ring for a triple crank?
Also, does anyone have advice on how to get a nice, pretty, straight chainline?