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    Down side.....grip shift is the woooorst.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Down side.....grip shift is the woooorst.
    It's 1/3 better on a 2x9.
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    Do any of you have the Ritchey 28t front chainring for a 94bcd?

    Nevermind, I just saw that someone posted them above. Do they hit the chainring bolts?

    I've seen it mentioned in the Ritchey catalog, but never actually seen one. I have been told it is not possible to make one by a certain chainring manufacturer...I wish someone would make them again 'cause I want one.

    I've been running Coda / Cannondale 2x9 cranks since they came out (not on Cannondales, mind you). The 44/29 is getting a bit tough, so I'm going to a 42/27 (using a Ritchey big chainring seen above) on one bike. An XT-level 12-36 for 9 speed would make the 44/29 more do-able.



    BTW, I put my NOS Ritchey 2x9 shifters on my step-dads bike path ride...I'm surprised anyone out there collects them.
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    Let's not forget the fitness factor- not everyone has the time to practice enough to keep in the shape necessary for getting up the steepest stuff in the lowest gear of a 2 x 9.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Down side.....grip shift is the woooorst.

    Works really well with Mavic or Simplex underbar shifters which have a huge number of clicks all at 8 speed spacing. Just add a TNT 10tooth lockring and you have 10 speed shifting on 8 speed spacing!

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    2 x 9

    I'm always humbled by the Single Speeders. I figure if they can make the climb I better be able to with my 2 X 9. We think we are Retro/Vintage, the guys that are fully rigid with one gear, now that's RETRO.

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    I've been using a Ritchey 2x9 on my Rocklobster for many many years. I like it, and I'm hardly one anybody would call super fit. It's easy to ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooderdude
    I've been using a Ritchey 2x9 on my Rocklobster for many many years. I like it, and I'm hardly one anybody would call super fit. It's easy to ride.

    Bring it to toro. I've got a loop for you.

    hey, you could grab your stuff here while you're at it!

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    I would like to try this setup...... On a Plexus......
    MMMMMmmmm..... Someday....Still saving....
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