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    Built my own dingle

    it is a bit of cheating, but riding to the trail was taking too long(spin spin spin) and then had to walk too many trails in a bigger gear wasn't working out either. sooo....

    two for the price of one.






    32x24 and 36x20 lets me keep the same chain length and i can even cross chain and run a 32x20. three speed...shame, oh the shame..




    had "isuckatriding" make me the stainless cogs. they work great and look





    will be ditching the tensioner soon and going to a ebb.


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    I've been running a similar setup on a flight - 36:18 and 32:22 - for the same reasons. Worried at first it was just too much complication, but after 3 months life is still pretty simple. Road gear and dirt gear; down gear and up gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OilcanRacer
    32x24 and 36x20 lets me keep the same chain length and i can even cross chain and run a 32x20. three speed...shame, oh the shame..
    No shame. It is like having 2 single speeds at the same time, every place you go!
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    I love dingles and yours looks amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    I love dingles and yours looks amazing.


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    i'm definitely down with some dingle action.

    i run 34:16 and 34:18 with a singulator... why did you decide to have two chainrings? the chain length argument is kinda defeated by having a tensioner (unless it has a really small range). i'm guessing you have some multi speed chain if you can pull off the cross-chain (instead of a single speed chain). ultimately if that's what works for you i don't really care, just interested if there was a benefit.

    also, umarth is right, your dingle is a gift from god. i can sense it quivering.
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    These posts make me glad I took my dingle out of service
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    Quote Originally Posted by OilcanRacer
    it is a bit of cheating, but riding to the trail was taking too long(spin spin spin) and then had to walk too many trails in a bigger gear wasn't working out either. sooo....

    two for the price of one.

    32x24 and 36x20 lets me keep the same chain length and i can even cross chain and run a 32x20. three speed...shame, oh the shame..



    will be ditching the tensioner soon and going to a ebb.


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    I'm doing a 34:16/32:18 on mine as soon as the bigger ring comes in the mail. I'm using a fixed tensioner though, but have been contemplating on a spring-loaded one. Which tensioner are you using? Is the spring strong enough to keep the chain from derailing?
    I'm thinking a spring-loaded tensioner would make it easier to move the chain between gear combos, versus the one I have now, which requires opening the rear QR to allow the tensioner to get out of the chain's way (it mounts on the der.hanger and axle) and/or partial removal of the rear wheel.
    Does your tensioner have sufficient lateral play to align with both gear combos or do you have to loosen a bolt to move the pulley?
    Better to have and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sean salach
    hehehehehehehehehehehehheheheheh

    +1
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    Quote Originally Posted by r1Gel
    I'm doing a 34:1ugh, but have been contemplating on a spring\oaded one. Which tensionering-loaded tensioner would make it easier to move the chain between gear combos, versus the one I have now, which rq
    Does your tensioner have sufficient lateral play to align with both gear combos or do you have to loosen a bolt to ve the pulley?
    There might be a spring loaded tensioner that has enough play to use two rear cogs- I tried it with the generic tensioner and it takes too long to switch between gears and it is really noisy if you just center it between the two and eventually breaks. At least that happened for me.

    I think the best decision if one is going to run a dingle with a tensioner is to go big and floppy. 32/42 in the front, one cog in the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wv_bob
    These posts make me glad I took my dingle out of service

    get married?

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    get married?
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    Quote Originally Posted by r1Gel
    Why two chainrings?

    to space out my road and trail gears. also i will be switching the tensioner for a ebb. the same tooth count makes that theory work. 32+24=56, 36+20=56



    Which tensioner are you using?


    the cheap price point one...sette?




    Is the spring strong enough to keep the chain from derailing?


    it is stronger than a deraileur and has not flippped off even if i cross chain. inside chainring to outside cog.



    Does your tensioner have sufficient lateral play to align with both gear combos or do you have to loosen a bolt to move the pulley?


    yes i can leave it in the middle of both cogs and it will work for inside, outside or cross chaining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    There might be a spring loaded tensioner that has enough play to use two rear cogs- I tried it with the generic tensioner and it takes too long to switch between gears and it is really noisy if you just center it between the two and eventually breaks. At least that happened for me.

    I think the best decision if one is going to run a dingle with a tensioner is to go big and floppy. 32/42 in the front, one cog in the back.
    I've wondered about that Alfine one. But the description at aebike suggests it has just enough lateral play to accommodate a 2-ring up front rather than a dingle setup (I could be wrong). Adjusting chainline (which is pretty narrow to begin with, at just 41.8mm) is by using washers at the der.hanger.
    Plus, it looks too much like a derailleur
    Anybody use the Alfine tensioner for a dingle yet?
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    Thanks. This is encouraging.
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    With the alfine tensioner, just do a two chainring front and you'll have a road and mtb gear. Moving from one to the other would be the work of a moment. If you prefer a smaller tensioner, I'd follow wv bob's guidelines.

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    that looks great. i'm looking for a rear disc wheel right now to to dingle free/single bolt on fixed.

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    If you use a derailleur you can slip a few more gears in
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    don't hate, dingleate!

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    Can I get a side shot pic of your setup Oilcan Racer?

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    oh wait you mean the other side.....




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    Thanks! That looks great!

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    I can see why you need the oilcan with all that snow!
    Looks great btw. Thanks again for choosing my cogs!

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