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    22 or 23t work?

    Currently running a 19t cog and wondering if I will have enough adjustment left to use a 22 or 23t cog without getting another chain ? Watchu think ? 22 or 23t work?-1205110923a.jpg
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    Axle moves ~1/4" per tooth. Looks like you're good for at least a 22t, but take a ruler to it.

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    I believe there is about 1/8" difference for every tooth gained/lost, so it seems you should be ok.

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    Oops, I blew it. p nut's right.

    One tooth means cog circumference is different by 1/2." Chain wraps about half the cog, so that's 1/4" difference. The difference is taken up two lengths of chain--top and bottom--so the axle moves 1/8".

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    i think you're good. should be about a half inch of slider movement between a 19t and a 23t. add a full link and your wheel position wouldnt change much at all if you wanted to go that route.

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    Thanks guys ! looks like I have 9/16 of movement left to come forward. Maybe hbc guy will know for sure? Going from 19 to 22 may not be enough difference for this climb. I made it on another ss bike but it was @ 24x22. I'm never satisfied I guess !
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    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding View Post
    i think you're good. should be about a half inch of slider movement between a 19t and a 23t. add a full link and your wheel position wouldnt change much at all if you wanted to go that route.
    Thanks man ! I guess you saw your cog on my boy eh? I will go back to the 19t if..... and after I make the run. The 23t is prolly the ticket. Price discount for ordering a 23 and a 24t in stainless ? c'mon man ! They can be my old man on the mountain gears later !
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    looks like you have more movement than you need with this chain anyways.

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    Good observation ! ISAR ... Loads of movement......friday saturday and sunday rides ! Thanks all for the input.
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    22t Surly cog on the way

    I went with a 22t for starters. Hoping it will make a big difference from a 19t for climbing priest rock / dogmeat. Any other SS'ers tried dogmeat lately? If the 32x22 fails I will try an hbc 24t cog down the road. Can't wait to try the 22t out!
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    I just bought an extra chain so I can switch pretty easy - I mostly leave my ratio for riding in the mountains on (small cog for vacationing in the flat lands).........
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    Dang ... still 1/2 an inch of adjustment left going from the 19 to a 22t rear cog. That is using the same chain. 22 or 23t work?-1215111613a.jpg Time to go pay a visit @ dogmeat.
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    Paid dogmeat a visit

    Priest rock / dogmeat trail in Los Gatos is still in fair shape for climbing. Got to where the pic shows past the tree on the right. The 22t got me most of the way until the pain stopped me. 22 or 23t work?-1217111321a.jpg

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