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    You can use the 33 chainring with the 20 tooth cog no problem...

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    Rigid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowPokePete View Post
    You can use the 33 chainring with the 20 tooth cog no problem...

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    Dang...not sure how my reply to someone's question could come up first...can I predict the futuretime to buy a lottery ticket

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    SS noob gearing question...

    I currently have a stock 33 x 17 setup on my new Karate Monkey.
    It is way too steep for me, so I ordered a 20T rear gear...
    Question:
    Do I need to put a 32T up front, or can I keep the 33?
    Does the "odd-even" gearing change the timing of the chain???
    Any help would be great. Thanks...

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    Sweet, Thanks for the quick info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowPokePete View Post
    You can use the 33 chainring with the 20 tooth cog no problem...

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    This is what is known as the "magic gear" for my bike. Its magically invisable and, due to HBC's leadtimes, takes about the same amount of time to arrive as the gestation period of an elephant. My cranks do spin very freely with this settup though .

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    I'm running a 33/20 with no problem, very little hike-A-bike, and I'm a small person (5'4" 125lbs)

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    Well I hope I can someday list the "Magic Gear" as a component of my build

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    I have 33x20 on my Jamis, call me a-ray and we can go to Swatara sweet for SS .

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