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Old 04-13-09, 06:49 AM   #1
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What cog will give 45mm chainline?

The crank I'm using provides a 45mm chainline. What cog or hub/cog combined will give me a 45mm chainline?
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What is the chainline for your hub? It might be easiest to get a shorter BB spindle than stuff around with finding a different hub.
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Look to Sheldon

To determine chainline, you add the chainline figures from the hub and sprocket sections.

Sheldon's chart does not include Paul's Track hub, which is spec'd to yield a 44mm chainline. Not quite 45, but pretty close.
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A cog with 3 mm of spacers between the cog and hub.

Are you using a Sugino RD? Not to get off topic, bit I think it's really cool that Sugino decided to to offer that crankset in bunch of different anodized colors and didn't even try to fix the chainline issue. Smooth move.

A few mm difference in chainline isn't that much of an issue, especially if you're running a mix match drivetrain.

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