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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 03-02-06, 04:43 PM   #1
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Pick-up pins on shifting chainrings? (Sugino XD300)

So I decided not to get the Sugino RD b/c people say they're flexy. How about these Sugino XD300's?

I heard they're stiffer. And they happen to be cheaper too.

But, do those "pin/ramps to facilitate shifting" get in the way of fixed gear use?

Also, I can take off the smaller two chainrings w/ no problems and it will work/look fine, right?

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Old 03-02-06, 04:53 PM   #2
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Flexy like a noodle? Would they have been the weakest link on the bike? What do you weigh?

"But, do those "pin/ramps to facilitate shifting" get in the way of fixed gear use?"

No.

And removal of the rings is fine, add correct ring bolts ($7) and get the chainline straight.

My RD's shipped today. I go 240# on a good day - I'll let you know if they flex or not.
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uhhh those are no different than the sugino XDs sold as single speed cranks.
and those are pretty flexy.

edit.. well except for the extra pinned chainrings that is.
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