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  1. #1
    Bird watcher
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    Feb 2005

    Ritchey 2x9

    Any one running a set?

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    I have a buddy who duplicated a 2 x 9 setup on his new Yeti AS-R, but I don't think that's what you were asking

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    information leafblower
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    once upon a time...

    i used to a few years back, why?

    up until recently there was a fair smattering of parts that used to appear on the icyclesUSA ebay store, chainrings and shifters predominantly...

    I believe there were two versions a wcs one (with an upgraded ti ring I think?) and the stock one with steel (which I had).

    The Ritchey setup worked by adding an extra large cog to an 8 speed cluster and using an extended lockring to accomodate the extra ring, so as i understand it the shifter spacing is unique - or at least different to proper 9 speed.
    i've got one inch, who needs more?

    (wanted small or medium 93 or earlier race lite, must have bonded TT cable guides)

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    Its because when Ritchey offered them shimano was still doing 8 speed on XTR and below. Ritchey's 9th cog was a 33T size, and when matched to a 29/44 chainring setup with a sachs gripshifter made for ritchey, you got something like 17 unique gears without overlap as opposed to on a 3x8 bike where you'd have only 14 or 15 unique gears and the other 9 or 10 are overlap gears with some other combination.
    I don't post to generate business for myself or make like I'm better than sliced bread

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