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    Want to get your opinons on my take on SS.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...t=bike+passion

    The post in passion says it all. The bike will eventually become a true SS, just wanted to ease my self into it.

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    nice derailleur.

    time to poop or get off the pot, m'man.

    next time you report back....single chainring!

    now git!
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    Quote Originally Posted by STrackMike
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    The post in passion says it all. The bike will eventually become a true SS, just wanted to ease my self into it.
    Lots of us have done this. Next step, get rid of the front shifter. You can still change gears manually but you will have to get off the bike. So you will tend to pick a gear and run with it. Eventually, your big ring will become your bash guard, and you will only use the granny gear for long steep hills or very hilly terraine.

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    Lets see...... 1+ 3 = 4

    That's a 4S not an SS! Take the plunge. Get it right!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hu-man
    Lots of us have done this. Next step, get rid of the front shifter. You can still change gears manually but you will have to get off the bike. So you will tend to pick a gear and run with it. Eventually, your big ring will become your bash guard, and you will only use the granny gear for long steep hills or very hilly terraine.
    Well the idea is that the big chain ring will go away in a couple of weeks or less, replaced by a bash guard. Then the middle ring will go from 32-36 teeth. Later the 36th ring will migrate to a new crank set and the xt stuff will get reassembled on to a different bike to lighten it, probably my Fuji that I will be using as a commuter. So within the next month or so, it should be 36:18, front to back. and the rear cog will eventually decline to smaller cogs (pain, gotta love it or I probably wouldn't be riding).

    Any ideas about a BB&crank set combo that will be as light as an XT hollowtech2 crankset?

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    Idea!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mattman
    That's a 4S not an SS! Take the plunge. Get it right!
    Uhhh, I think your math is wrong, should be 1x3=3 speeds.
    Example: 3 chainrings and 9 gear cassette = 27 speeds
    Last edited by STrackMike; 10-26-2004 at 12:45 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood
    nice derailleur.

    time to poop or get off the pot, m'man.

    next time you report back....single chainring!

    now git!
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    Well, according to Lidarman, if I was to post the bike here, he thought I would get reamed. Glad to see he wasn't right. If I was to get reamed though, you know it would be appreciated if it came from you, Finch or Pete. It would only feel right getting reamed by one of you guys as I know it would be well thought out, articulate and probably well deserved....lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by STrackMike
    Uhhh, I think your math is wrong, should be 1x3=3 speeds.
    Example: 3 chainrings and 9 gear cassette = 27 speeds
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    What youve got there really isnt a SS, the only thing youve eliminated are the rear sprockets. You still have to deal with a Front D and shifter and a rear tensioner to get hit on stuff.

    My bike isnt a True SS either, I used a single speed front, but a 7 speed rear. Same idea as what you have, and works well but isnt a SS.

    I went from my SS for winter, I dont want to use my FS in the winter again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by summitlt
    What youve got there really isnt a SS, the only thing youve eliminated are the rear sprockets.
    I think the problem, at least for me, is that the question "Am I in the right gear ?" has not been eliminated. On an SS the answer to the question is frequently "NO, Arghgh!" but after a while you stop asking it. That's one of the nicest things of riding SS, no wondering if one of your other gear options would be better choice and when would be a good time to change to that other gear.

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    SEE .........Gears are confusing

    Quote Originally Posted by STrackMike
    Uhhh, I think your math is wrong, should be 1x3=3 speeds.
    Example: 3 chainrings and 9 gear cassette = 27 speeds
    Yes I agree my math was wrong, but it proves a point about geared bikes, they are confusing and complicated
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