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52 / 39 combo(5 posts)

52 / 39 comboWoof
Jul 25, 2002 9:55 AM
will it really shift shitty if i put a 52 shimano ring with a 39? They say rivets are in the wrong place for the chain to shift well. My guess it will shift just fine. What do you think?

woof the real alternative dog.
re: 52 / 39 comboChen2
Jul 25, 2002 10:36 AM
Until recently the 52/39 was a standard option.
~Al
re: 52 / 39 combohinaults dog
Jul 25, 2002 11:45 AM
this might not be relevant but
i think this combination is considered
unlucky (13 tooth gap)and as such was
shunned by old pro's- read this somewhere
but can't remember which mag it was.
john
re: 52 / 39 combocurlybike
Jul 25, 2002 11:47 AM
I have made that switch for several people, and it worked fine. I guess I forgot to tell them to look for trouble.
anything worksDougSloan
Jul 25, 2002 12:19 PM
I've found that anything works with anything. I've thrown in 56, 55, 54, 53, 52 and 50 tooth big rings with 38, 39, and 42 tooth small rings. It all seems the same to me.

Doug