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    How to SS sober

    Don't it doesn't work!

    Now down to business. I'm hoping someone can help me out here's the problem...

    I would like to get my rear dropouts (sliding) as short as possible. I'm running 32x20 atm but that leaves them too far back (ratio is ideal :-) Could run 34x21 and get it a little shorter but cost $$$ for cog/chainring boooooo...

    Also could run a halflink but my cranks are turbine cinch and it doesn't look like there are any non-N/W rings available for raceface cinch - and f#*k running a tensioner.

    Had a little mess around on eehouse.org but don't really get it completey it does seem to say that if I can get 0.1inch (per 12links) of stretch it should fit the 32x20, Is that a lot of stretch? Achievable on a 10speed chain?

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    Try a 33t chainring.
    -rides bikes for fun.

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    Or don't bother about what little difference a few millimetres chainstay length will (or won't) make.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy R View Post
    Or don't bother about what little difference a few millimetres chainstay length will (or won't) make.
    ^^ this & throw back a few more bonus cups -you'll never notice the difference.

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    I applaud the ludicrous nature of your thread title in order to lure us in. Well played.

    I have nothing else to add.

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    Can't you pop a wheelie?
    Smaller rear wheel?

    In the end, I agree with Andy.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    .1 stretch per 12 links (1 link=1 inch, so 12") is a little more than .25" of total stretch on a 34 link chain. So yeah, that should be possible. I typically replace chains at .125" of stretch per 12" though as it seems drive train wear accelerates rapidly at that point. YMMV

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    The solution to the issue of a chain stay that theoretically is a few mm's longer than needed is to add more beer until the issue becomes a non-issue..

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    Too far back for what? If it ain't broke, yada yada...
    I'm having more FUN than anybody!

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    Eh, I'd say its totaled. Just send the bike to me for proper disposal.
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    Shorter stem, setback seatpost, then your center of gravity will be further over the rear wheel helping accomplish the feeling you're probably after by slamming the wheel forward.

    Oh, and more beer, of course.

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    Fine I'll go buy a new frame and another box you bast#*ds!

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    Waste of a thread unless you start posting photos of you passed out and naked.

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    Please, don't.

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    the struggle is real
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    Sorry PG13 only people read MTBR at work right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleBitey View Post
    I applaud the ludicrous nature of your thread title in order to lure us in. Well played.

    I have nothing else to add.
    That's why I'm here.


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    Ewww... How dare you entice me with your creative post title, only to drop an actual bike question.

    Since I'm already here, I agree with the camp that you're not going to notice a whole bunch of difference by shifting your wheel up a few mm.

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    The obvious problem in this situation lies with the Cinch chainring. A halflink would be the best fix to your problem. I propose you just go ahead and send me your entire crankset/bb and ill send you a 100percent halflink compatible Deore square taper crankset solution. Its only 10 yrs old, and not all of it is scratched and gouged!

    If that doesnt sound appealing lets both have more beer and discuss again.

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