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    Road gearing/wheelbase changes questions

    A few questions:

    1) When you guys swap gears (to a smaller one), do you take out chain links to keep the wheel in the same spot in the dropouts (I am talking about a RL Monocog here with track ends)?

    2) I want to drop the gear from the 20t to something I can ride on the road with while it is cold, say a 16t or so. How much will this change allow the r. wheel to slide back in the dropouts?

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    Different bike, but I can go from 20T to 18T without removing any chain links. For a 16T I don't have enough adjustment, and would have to shorten the chain.

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    I have multiple chains, but I'm going from a 42x14 to a 32x22. You could also run different chain segments using a powerlink, which would be less hassle than different chains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TiGeo

    2) I want to drop the gear from the 20t to 16t or so. How much will this change allow the r. wheel to slide back in the dropouts?
    0.5 inch
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    The other question here is by sliding the wheel back, is this increase in wheelbase noticeable to you guys?
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    The other question here is by sliding the wheel back, is this increase in wheelbase noticeable to you guys?
    I notice the increase in chainstay length on my Crosscheck, but it's no biggie. Don't worry about the longer stays, especially since your going to be riding that gear on the road
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