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Who does 1X on freewheel or free hub?

Old 10-24-23, 06:16 PM
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Who does 1X on freewheel or free hub?

I'm going through a controversy in my own head. I have a knee that is acting up ... so I'm reconfiguring my single speed bike that was running 1x 16T. For a good chain line, I was running the 42T at on the INSIDE of my Sugino 75 crank spider. (I. sacrificed an old crank spider and fretted out gussets so as to bolt through the front.)

My original plan was to run 2x on my vintage 7 speed Hyperglide freehub. I'm on a budget, so this is all commensurate with what is in my parts bins

* My cassette is 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 21T ( 13 & 14 are free/loose. 15-21T are blocked together old school.)

42 Chainwheel : (gear inches) 87.2, 81.0, 75.6, 70.9, 66.7, 59.7, 54.0
38 Chainwheel :( gear inches) 78.9, 73.3, 68.4, 64., 60.4, 54.9, 48.9.

NEW plan? Run the 38T chainwheel as 1X at the back of the Sugino spider. I think I will be using the 14T (73.3 gear inches) a lot. And I'm sorta kinda guessing that is a pretty decent chainline

QUESTION: What do you ladies and gentlemen think? OPINIONS >>> ADVICE. What are you 1x people doing? What combinations of chainwheels and cogs are you using.

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Old 10-24-23, 06:21 PM
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I should mention that most of my riding is on the flats — riding on the flood plains of local rivers. But, there are steep inclines and I think peering with my arms on the bars up inclines screwed up my knee. The bone doc says it's temporary, but I done this twice. (Bonehead ) (Sometimes I may wanna ride where there are a few hills ... but I have other bikes for that.)
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