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Chainring Sizing(5 posts)

Chainring Sizing20861
Mar 13, 2003 8:52 AM
I'm looking for the smallest toothcount size available for 130mm spacing. I currently have a 39 tooth cog and I'm looking to go smaller. can any tell me if there is a smaller size than 38T and who would supply a smaller size. It does not have to be ramped, it will be used for SS.
Excel has a 38DougSloan
Mar 13, 2003 9:24 AM
Is 38 ok?juanteal
Mar 13, 2003 11:40 AM
I've wanted to try a 38T, but Shimano recommends no more than a 14T difference in the chainrings (i.e. 39/53 is the biggest spread you should try).

Will one tooth make me a better climber or a mechanical disaster?

And the Salsa rings aren't ramped (I don't think). How big of a difference will that make?
Is 38 ok?Eric_H
Mar 13, 2003 11:45 AM
I have successfully used a 53-38 combo with a Dura-Ace front derailleur (8spd 7400 series) and 9spd chain.
yup. works fineDougSloan
Mar 13, 2003 1:57 PM
It will only make you a better climber if you gear out and have to mash up hills now, but even then only a small amount.

They don't put ramps on the inside ring, only the big ring of a double. You are talking about double chainrings, right?