Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
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gap between cogs is so much narrower on 10 speeds all stacked in a space not much wider tan an 8 speed.
with friction shifting, finding the gear and having it stay put is a fine motor skill..
you would be better off with less rear gears, plus replacement chains are 1/3 or less of a 10 speed chain..
just get a whole MTB groupset, 44/11 is plenty high a top gear..
Ive toured for years very rarely shifted to my high, a 50/14
14-34 6 speed freewheel on a Phil hub, 50/40/24 crankset.
Last edited by fietsbob; 11-15-10 at 11:23 AM.