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    2 X 9, 32T 44T and bashguard?

    with the traditional cranks out there, is this possible...does anybody know if they make a 32T to fit where the granny does?
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    Do-able with a 110/74 crank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Do-able with a 110/74 crank.
    i'm still hittin the internet...it appears as though they make a 104-64 crank spider...this would do the trick...imagine the front derrailer will have to be adjusted

    so it might be possible, the spider was listed as $30...will be buying a new crank system

    i bet i'll miss the granny sometimes
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    I'm Running a 42t/28t with a complete E-13 SRS (two ring guide) with out any trouble...


    well i do have a 110/74 spider and i'm pretty sure will not be possible with a 104mm since they don't make really big granny rings above 28t(I beleive) but i'm pretty sure you can find Big 74mm chainrings since Tandems and touring bikes use them, i think up to 34T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamantane
    i'm still hittin the internet...it appears as though they make a 104-64 crank spider...this would do the trick...imagine the front derrailer will have to be adjusted

    so it might be possible, the spider was listed as $30...will be buying a new crank system

    i bet i'll miss the granny sometimes
    I ran a 2x7, 45/28 x 12-34 for 2-3 years. Never ran out of gears on either end. I lowered the gearing once and my climbing got worse.

    I find it strange the a 22x32-34 low is considered barely low enough these days. A 24x32 was plenty low 15-20 years ago. A 24x28 low was fairly common, too. SunTour's first MicroDrive had a 20x24 low, then went to 20x28 with 8-speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    I ran a 2x7, 45/28 x 12-34 for 2-3 years. Never ran out of gears on either end. I lowered the gearing once and my climbing got worse.

    I find it strange the a 22x32-34 low is considered barely low enough these days. A 24x32 was plenty low 15-20 years ago. A 24x28 low was fairly common, too. SunTour's first MicroDrive had a 20x24 low, then went to 20x28 with 8-speed.
    so the idea of running only two chainrings up front is nothing new...now that i think about it, when i was growing up, all road bike only had two chainrings...so i guess history repeats itself

    i'll post any success finding that spider gear for my 104 crank
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    Quote Originally Posted by patineto
    I'm Running a 42t/28t with a complete E-13 SRS (two ring guide) with out any trouble...


    well i do have a 110/74 spider and i'm pretty sure will not be possible with a 104mm since they don't make really big granny rings above 28t(I beleive) but i'm pretty sure you can find Big 74mm chainrings since Tandems and touring bikes use them, i think up to 34T.
    yeah, shiggy mentioned that if i get a 110/74 crank...then i can run to 'large' rings and a bashguard cleanly...but i don't have this crank

    i think a 28/42 by nine will be enough gears...climbing will take more out of me
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