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Thread: 26 tooth front cog

1. 26 tooth front cog

Looking at changing up the drive train on my ss. I would like to run a smaller front cog like a 26 tooth instead of a 32. My question is what should I run for a rear? Normally run 32x17or 18 in some hilly country. Thanks for any help.

2. 32/17=26/X. Solve for X

3. That's what I was just thinking as well but what is x

4. X is Sheldon Browns Gear Calculator....
Sheldon Brown's Bicycle Gear Calculator

5. Originally Posted by JUNGLEKID5
That's what I was just thinking as well but what is x
dude seriously??? I could help you but taking some time to understand basic algebra may be really worthwile if you can't figure that out... you shoulda learned that early in high school? not trying to be condescending but honestly educate yourself. that is not a hard problem to solve!

6. 14 would get you fairly close. Anyone make a good cog that small?

7. Originally Posted by AlexCuse
14 would get you fairly close. Anyone make a good cog that small?
Endless, Chris King, sure there's more.

8. Thanks for all the input and math class. Forgot about Sheldon Browns converter

9. Love forum board humor🤘

10. I don't think there was any humour - or were you being sarcastic?

11. Basic math skills, come on.

I think surly did a blog post about micro drivetrains and why they are a bad idea. Everything will wear out much faster. This is why the 25/9 gear on most modern bmx bikes wear out so fast.

12. I'm actually curious why you'd want to run such a non-standard setup. That is, unless you have some spare parts with nothing to do with them.

13. Originally Posted by economatic
I'm actually curious why you'd want to run such a non-standard setup. That is, unless you have some spare parts with nothing to do with them.
I run a 28/19 on my bike which is comparable to a 32/22.
*From all the stuff I had laying around after pulling the gears off my bike it was the most sensible gear. Didn't have a 32 ring or 22, 21 cogs. Had a 28T and 19T though.
*A 'tiny' weight savings on things that are smaller, chain shorter, etc..
*Probably the best though, for my trails; North Shore, Squamish, (Whistler and Pemberton on occasion) the additional underside clearance is always welcome and..
*Not many people run a 28/19 so it's cool to me.

14. Oh tell us everything. If you want it easier to climb with go with 32x22t rear cog maybe. I have a SS set up with 24x22t freewheel ... 24 divided by 22 or 1.09 to 1 ... The other SS is 32x20 currently or 1.6 to 1. Why do you want a smaller chainring in front?

15. Originally Posted by JUNGLEKID5
Love forum board humor🤘
i'm finding your signature about trees and owls tired, illogical, and not particularly humorous.

how about we discuss bikes, or single speed issues (land use issues aside)?

although, a 26 tooth chainring could be good for climbing trees.

16. It is a ring that I have laying around. I like the idea of more clerance as well and I have a 14&16 rear cog hanging out as well

17. Originally Posted by JUNGLEKID5
It is a ring that I have laying around. I like the idea of more clerance as well and I have a 14&16 rear cog hanging out as well
If that's the case then slap that 14 on there and get out for a ride. FYI 14 is close to the X in the equation above. You can't get a cog with a fraction of a tooth so 14 is as close a match as you will get with a 26t chaining.

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