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    Assistance with Dingle Set-Up

    I get the concept of using a Dingle cog, but I'm not sure what I should be looking for in terms of chainrings. I'd like to put the Dingle on a cross bike that will be seeing lots of commuting and singletrack, so I'm wondering if I should be shopping a road double or if there's a way to attach two of Surly's chainrings to work with the system. Also looking for SSCX crankset recommendations in general, so if anyone knows of any reasonably affordable 44-42t chainrings or cranksets, let me know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinnyspinspin View Post
    I'm wondering if I should be shopping a road double or if there's a way to attach two of Surly's chainrings to work with the system.
    Why not? If you get a road double or compact crank set you just put one chainring on the inner ring position and one on the outer ring position.

    Also looking for SSCX crankset recommendations in general, so if anyone knows of any reasonably affordable 44-42t chainrings or cranksets, let me know.
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    Thanks for the advice. I really like the looks of the Sugino stuff, and my new rear wheel has a nice shiny silver Surly hub, so the matching would be nice, too.
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    what frame are you going to use?
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    Redline Conquest Pro SS frame. Picked up some nice wheels on QBP (found a rear Mavic CXP 33 w/ a 130mm Surly fix/free hub on closeout last week, then managed to find its mate earlier this afternoon and pulled the trigger so I can has matching wheels) and will slowly be building the thing as soon as it ships. It was supposed to ship on the 24th but I had little expectation of that happening. Oh well, lots of time to figure out the final build. Anyway the idea of the whole Dingle thing intrigued me the first time I read about it, and since I will be using the bike as a commuter/singletrack bike the entire year before next CX season begins I thought it would be fun and versatile to have not only a flip/flop hub but the Dingle set up for added gear ratio options. I guess maybe I've been reading too much Sheldon Brown.
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    You can score old Dura Ace on ebay for cheap. I have a buddy that just picked up a set of arms for like $20 and he polished them up nice and shiny. They are pretty stifff too. You would need a matching bottom bracket though. My buddies was splined and cheap too.

    Its a cool setup for not a lot of $.
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    I used road cranks and chainrings with the same tooth difference as the cogs. Pretty simple. So I had 42 x 17 and 39 x 20 for mixed road and trail use.
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