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 38||DougSloan|
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 fine||DougSloan|
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?