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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 08-07-08, 11:35 AM   #1
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coaster sprocket question

i ride a coaster conversion, and have had extreme difficulty in getting a sprocket under 17t, so i run a 56t chainring. i still would like a smaller sprocket so i kept looking, then read on sheldon brown's site that modern coaster sprockets are the same as the ones on internal 3 speed hubs. he also has them available for order on his site. the coaster hub i use is a shimano hi-stop and i was wondering if anyone has had any luck with using the sprockets on his site or any other information as to where (besides velosteel) i can get a coaster sprocket under 17t.

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Old 08-07-08, 11:43 AM   #2
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There are many sprockets under 17. Most common is the 16. I have rarely seen a 15. The 17 is rare in my books as well.

Boatloads of 16 and 18 around. Many are shimano compatible. Look for the three internal rounded mounting points.
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