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Converting from SS to gearerd, am i going to NEED a chain guide?

Old 04-30-07, 09:40 AM
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Converting from SS to gearerd, am i going to NEED a chain guide?



Well the whole SS speed thing is killing me. I popped the chain trying to go up a hill and the chain dropped a couple times and the gearing i just couldn't get it right so the time has come to switch the back out.

Bike has a der hanger, wheelset just has spacers on the cassete, and the frame has all the cable stops.

My question is if i put an 8 speed on the back, Deore long cage, will i need a chain guide on the front? I just do single track and xc. No jumps or crazy downhills.
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Old 04-30-07, 09:43 AM
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You could, but you'd be better off with your riding style by getting a triple up front removing the big ring putting a bash on it, and run a front shifter/deraillieur as well.
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were you using a chain tensioner for your SS conersion? if not something like the surly singleator or even an old deraileur would fix your chain dropping problem
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Or taking a link off.
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also using a chain tensioner would also allow you to run basically any gear you want not just a magic gear


if you want to use a magic gear use this calculator to figure out the right gearing
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