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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 05-19-05, 06:42 PM   #1
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does anybody no if it works better to have a standard or compact chainring if you are going to have 1 speed in front and 9 in back?????
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Old 05-19-05, 07:40 PM   #2
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Hey Sleger7889, I think you're looking for this forum.
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i recently switched from a 48X15 to a 1X9 and it is rough riding. the worst is when the 1 tooth in the front isn't in the chain. you get NO pull on the chain and NO stopping power. plus, the 9 cog is really hard to find in most LBS's. so i'd say compact is better.
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Hey there
does anybody no if it works better to have a standard or compact chainring if you are going to have 1 speed in front and 9 in back?????
thanks
Well I know what works best...1 speed in front and 1 speed in back.

Seriously though,Check out the road cycling forums if you want the best help with geared solutions. Personally believe that you can use either Standard OR Compact Cranksets in your situation with no problems.

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