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 Post subject: single front chainring
PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:15 pm 
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no one has the single ring set up in his bike ?

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:29 pm 
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Not on my road bike. I used to on my tt bike before going to a Quarq. Still only race in the big ring. My new mountain bike is a one by 10.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:54 am 
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i run a 1x8 setup on my winter beater. i didn't do it out of weight weenieism, mostly because I'm cheapskate, but it works. climbs can be a bitch but depending on the terrain where you live it can be manageable.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:24 am 
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better get chain guards on the outside and chain catcher inside or there will be lots of dropped chains


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:34 am 
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fair point that. i wasn't dropping "lots" of chains prior but a chain keeper is a wise addition.


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 Post subject: single front chainring
PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:49 am 
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I got it on my mtn and cross bikes...

Make sure your chainring doesn't have ramps (vuelta flat chainrings are good examples) and you'll never have to worry about dropped chains


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:54 am 
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I've contacted a couple of wide narrow chainrings makers trying to get a 53 or 55 ring made and didnt get any positive responses. Wolf tooth indicated they might expand up to 50 but Im really hoping someone comes out with something bigger for TT bikes with no front d or chain guard.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:20 am 
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Since weight isn't as much of an issue for TT, why not use carbon plate "guard" rings to keep the chain on? If the guards are solid, they could increase the aero around the ring too. That also cuts out the minor drag the the narrow-wide rings create


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:42 pm 
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shoopdawoop wrote:
I've contacted a couple of wide narrow chainrings makers trying to get a 53 or 55 ring made and didnt get any positive responses.
bet they had a good laugh tho.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:42 pm 
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Why would having a chain guard be more aero? I would assume less is more!

And why would they laugh? If I'm ever out of my 54 in most any TT then I've already lost. If it has a big hill or is an uphill TT I'd likely do it on my road bike anyways.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:00 pm 
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Think about it, narrow/wide in an odd tooth count.... 54 would be a doddle.


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haha I hadn't thought of that! Suppose they did get a good laugh from me!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:51 pm 
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My mountain bikes are 1x10...no way on my only road bike.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:50 am 
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I run 1 x 10 with a wolftooth on my CX bike. No chaincatcher or other devices. Haven't drop the chain yet.

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1x10 on both mtbs

1x9 on the commuter/trainer with a 39t ring, N-Gear jumpstop and BBG lightweight bash.


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