Old 07-14-13, 05:53 PM
Bill Kapaun
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Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
Don't obsess. It's a derailleur bike so spends very little time in an "in-line" combination anyway.
I tend to ride a lot on the middle ring & smaller cogs, so I've actually set my chain line a bit "wide".

IMO, "upgrading" from 7 to 8 is rather a waste. IF you really need more gears, go straight to 9. A lot more available cassette combinations.
I went 7>8>9 and basically wasted good money on 8.
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