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Old 07-16-08, 11:28 AM   #1
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Drivetrain Question

If I'm going to be moving up from a 42/17 gear ratio to a 46/17 will I need to add links to my chain or can I continue to ride with the same chain length?
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Old 07-16-08, 11:35 AM   #2
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off the top of my head, i say yes. you'll need to add links.
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off the top of my head, i say yes. you'll need to add links.
agreed. unless the axel will still fit in the dropout / track end but most likely you will need to add links
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agreed. unless the axel will still fit in the dropout / track end but most likely you will need to add links
He would have to have pretty long track ends/dropouts for him to not need to add more links.
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