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    jericho leadfoot gearing question

    i have a jericho leadfoot, and i want to change the gearing. i'm currently running 34/17. i originally wanted 34/18, but when i bought the bike the shop told me that gearing wouldn't work due, i guess, to the range of the EBB. the shop also told me that the next easiest gearing i could run is 36/19, if my memory is correct. does anyone know what gearing is possible? i would ask the shop, but it doesn't exist anymore. thanks.

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    my leadfoot

    I run 34/18 gearing on my leadfoot, no problems here... That's the reason for the ebb, to adjust chain tension...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gordon
    i have a jericho leadfoot, and i want to change the gearing. i'm currently running 34/17. i originally wanted 34/18, but when i bought the bike the shop told me that gearing wouldn't work due, i guess, to the range of the EBB. the shop also told me that the next easiest gearing i could run is 36/19, if my memory is correct. does anyone know what gearing is possible? i would ask the shop, but it doesn't exist anymore. thanks.
    If you have an older Jericho Leadfoot, the EBB was manufactured a bit small and it did not have the full range of adjustability to accomodate all gear combination.

    So if you have good tension with a 34/17, you couldn't run a 34/18 and tension the chain properly. You can run a 34/19 though. The solution to this is to get a BMX halflink chain which allows better chain length adjustment. Or change the front chainring.

    The newer Jerichos didn't have this problem.

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    thanks francois. i pretty sure mine's an older one, i bought it in the beginning of 2002. what you say matches what the shop said at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    The solution to this is to get a BMX halflink chain which allows better chain length adjustment.
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    would a halflink allow me to run 34/18? thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gordon
    would a halflink allow me to run 34/18? thanks.
    Yup. It looks something like this. You can take out one link at a time instead of two on a normal chain.
    http://www.treefortbikes.com/226_333...in-Silver.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    Yup. It looks something like this. You can take out one link at a time instead of two on a normal chain.
    http://www.treefortbikes.com/226_333...in-Silver.html
    That's extra zooty, but for half that price you can get a normal bmx chain and one half link that will solve the problem just the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    Yup. It looks something like this. You can take out one link at a time instead of two on a normal chain.
    http://www.treefortbikes.com/226_333...in-Silver.html
    That's extra zooty, but for half that price you can get a normal bmx chain and one half link that will solve the problem just the same, and if you search around some you'll be able to find a 7/16" half-link to make a normal 8 speed chain work.

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