Re: [CR]Porta Catena anyone?


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Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 08:18:40 -0700 (PDT)
From: Tom Dalton <tom_s_dalton@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Porta Catena anyone?
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
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A Suntour Ultra-Six always seemed like the best choice if one wished to use the P.C. In effect, that is what you have. Still, even if six cogs is enough (are enough?) I'd rather have mine spaced "regular" for easier shifting with the NR/SR rear. I never was very good at friction shifting on narrow-spaced freewheels. 12 tooth.... indeed, what would I do with a 12? Make up lost ground on the downhills, I guess. Tom Aldo Ross <swampmtn@siscom.net> wrote: I installed a 2-bolt "Porta Catena" and matching shifter on the '85 Paramount, but instead of installing longer axle and spacer, I simply removed the smallest cog from a 7-speed New Winner freewheel. So now it's a six-speed, with the little trigger to drop the chain to where the 7th cog would origanally have been. After all, who could possible need a 12t at my age?

Aldo Ross
Mousetown, Ohio