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    How much adjustment in a Paragon Slider?

    I wanted to know how much adjustment is in a Paragon Slider, AND how much is in one regular chain link???

    I'm wondering how long to have my chainstays built in reference to my current gear and bike.

    I currently use 36x24 gearing, with horizontal ends, and the axel appears to be 18" from the BB. So I'm looking to figure out how the sliders should be set up. I hope my question makes sense...

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    Slider has approx .75 inches of travel
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    What Bikes are using the paragon slider? I have been looking to build a SS but the one requirement I have is it must have paragon sliders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bulldognz
    What Bikes are using the paragon slider? I have been looking to build a SS but the one requirement I have is it must have paragon sliders.

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    Dunno... my slider is loose as my hausgemacht frame will use it
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    Not sure I get it but here's what I have...2005 V00D00 Dambala 9er. I have the ability to run a 34 x 18/24. It is about as far as you can get when looking for spread between gears with a slider system. The chain is a PC-1.

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    I'm thinking of getting a custom frame with the Paragon sliders... How long is one complete link of a PC-58 type chain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wish I Were Riding
    I'm thinking of getting a custom frame with the Paragon sliders... How long is one complete link of a PC-58 type chain?
    All bike chains have 1" links. A slider or EBB with 1/2' of adjustment will handle any gear combination without the need for a half-link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacman
    All bike chains have 1" links. A slider or EBB with 1/2' of adjustment will handle any gear combination without the need for a half-link.
    So if I currently have 18" stays with my gear, and I remove 1 link, then I would have 17" stays (if its possible)?

    If so, I would probably have the builder make it so the paragons adjustment start around 16.75"? Someone else said they have .75" of range right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wish I Were Riding
    So if I currently have 18" stays with my gear, and I remove 1 link, then I would have 17" stays?
    17.5", by my math: the chain does not go just one way: it comes back too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perttime
    17.5", by my math: the chain does not go just one way: it comes back too.
    Oh okay, good point.

    Is there a gear calculator or something that shows chainstay length for given gear combos?

    Like if I have 17.5 for 36x24, how long will it need to be for 36x23?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wish I Were Riding
    Oh okay, good point.

    Is there a gear calculator or something that shows chainstay length for given gear combos?

    Like if I have 17.5 for 36x24, how long will it need to be for 36x23?
    36x24 CS = 16.973 or 17.474 or 17.975
    36x23 CS = 17.094 or 17.595 or 18.095

    Give a 1/2" of adjustment you can use any gearing.

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