Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
Reload this Page >

Redline monocog 29er gearing ?

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)

Redline monocog 29er gearing ?

Old 07-21-09, 09:43 PM
  #1  
WMBIGS
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: middle of Montana
Posts: 124
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Redline monocog 29er gearing ?

Hi, I tried a few search's and found some needed info, but still have some questions. The stock gearing is 32/20. I am going to mount Bontrager 700x35 Select K's. Will be used for communting. Mostly flat depending on route. One way is 1.6 mi plus whatever I add on going home. I think the crank is 104 spacing. The chain ring is currently on the inside of the crank and close to the chain stay. With a bigger chain ring, it will mount to the outside of the crank. How do I space the rear cog out to keep the chain in line? What type of cog and where do I get them?
Thanks for the help, MikeB
WMBIGS is offline  
Old 07-21-09, 10:00 PM
  #2  
ianjk
:)
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: duluth
Posts: 3,392

Bikes: '07 Pista, '09 Fantom Cross Uno, '8? Miyata, '67 Stingray, '0? Zoo mod trials, Tallbike, Chopper, '73 Schwinn Collegiate, '67 Triumph Chopper, '69 CB350, '58 BSA Spitfire, '73 CB450

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I know they used to come with a 42t, so assume that would fit...
ianjk is offline  
Old 07-21-09, 10:06 PM
  #3  
Retem
Paste Taster
 
Retem's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 4,392

Bikes: , Jury Bike, Moto Outcast 29, Spicer standard track frame and spicer custom steel sprint frame.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
check the ss mountain bike love thread
Retem is offline  
Old 07-22-09, 04:36 AM
  #4  
mihlbach
Senior Member
 
mihlbach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 6,518
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 57 Post(s)
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by ianjk View Post
I know they used to come with a 42t, so assume that would fit...
no.
mihlbach is offline  
Old 07-22-09, 04:40 AM
  #5  
mihlbach
Senior Member
 
mihlbach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 6,518
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 57 Post(s)
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by WMBIGS View Post
Hi, I tried a few search's and found some needed info, but still have some questions. The stock gearing is 32/20. I am going to mount Bontrager 700x35 Select K's. Will be used for communting. Mostly flat depending on route. One way is 1.6 mi plus whatever I add on going home. I think the crank is 104 spacing. The chain ring is currently on the inside of the crank and close to the chain stay. With a bigger chain ring, it will mount to the outside of the crank. How do I space the rear cog out to keep the chain in line? What type of cog and where do I get them?
Thanks for the help, MikeB
You should be able to get the gearing you need without changing your chainring. BMX cogs cost $5. Buy several and experiment.
mihlbach is offline  
Old 07-22-09, 08:30 AM
  #6  
Yo!
Senior Member
 
Yo!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 1,047

Bikes: Panasonic NJS Keirin x2, Level Professional, Bianchi CUSS, GT Pulse

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
The biggest front ring you can use without swapping to the outside of the spider is a 36t; I know bc I just put one on my buddies Mono last week and it's the max size.

But they do have a cassette hub, so as mentioned already, you can swap cogs and play around a bit. As far as chainline goes, a lot of higher end cogs out there you can flip around for a 2mm chainline change. My surly 3/32 rear cog on my DJ can flip around to give you an incremental chainline adjustment.

I personally run 2:1 on my 29er: an 18t trials freewheel in the back and a 36t mono veloce up front. It kicks ass.
Yo! is offline  
Old 07-22-09, 08:34 AM
  #7  
ianjk
:)
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: duluth
Posts: 3,392

Bikes: '07 Pista, '09 Fantom Cross Uno, '8? Miyata, '67 Stingray, '0? Zoo mod trials, Tallbike, Chopper, '73 Schwinn Collegiate, '67 Triumph Chopper, '69 CB350, '58 BSA Spitfire, '73 CB450

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by mihlbach View Post
no.
Guess the internet was wrong then... maybe they were thinking Outcast.
ianjk is offline  
Old 07-22-09, 06:38 PM
  #8  
c_m_shooter
Senior Member
 
c_m_shooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Paradise, TX
Posts: 1,553

Bikes: Surly Cross Check, Redline Monocog 29er, Generic Track bike, Surly Pugsley, Salsa Fargo, Schwinn Klunker

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Surly cogs are avaiable down to 13 tooth. That will give you 66 gear inches with your existing 32 tooth chainring and 35mm tires. A slick in the 2.2 inch range would up that to just over 70 gear inches.
c_m_shooter is offline  
Old 07-22-09, 07:35 PM
  #9  
WMBIGS
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: middle of Montana
Posts: 124
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks everyone, I think I'll start with a 36 or 38 up front and fine tune with the rear. I am just getting back into it and not strong at all. Plus we get some major wind here, did a ride with 25 mph head winds to get home. Took my road bike to work and was using the 39 front and 24,21,19,17 in the rear.Thanks again, MikeB
WMBIGS is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.