Re: [CR]Advice oh half step gearing sought, or once again compulsionrears it's ugly head!


From: "jerrymoos" <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
To: "Tom Sanders" <tsan7759142@comcast.net>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <008101c3813f$4d2be170$49f0f50c@C1921978A>
Subject: Re: [CR]Advice oh half step gearing sought, or once again compulsionrears it's ugly head!
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 18:39:24 -0500


I think that the consensus in regard to 52-38-28 on the Bates was that if the middle and outer ring have a difference of more than 10 teeth, the problem I experience in having to shift from the inner all the way to the outer, then down to the middle ring is pretty much inevitable. So one assumes that with a 52-40-26 you'll also have to shift from inner to middle by way of the outer.

Regards,

Jerry Moos


----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Sanders"
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Sent: Monday, September 22, 2003 2:25 PM
Subject: [CR]Advice oh half step gearing sought, or once again


compulsionrears it's ugly head!

Well I'm off again on another project. I just bought a bike with half step gearing and I can't say that I like the idea of it very much. I have a bike with a Specialities T.A., cyclotouriste(sp) crankset,170mm arms, half step/granny rings, 44/40/26. My question is can I just replace the outer chainring with, say, a 52t and be back to normal shifting? I have heard that the front derailleur is different on a bike with half step gearing (They lost me there!)...hopefully I'll be all right there? Any advice will be received with much gratitude and points will be built up in Heaven for those doing such good deeds, I'm sure.
Thanks,
Tom Sanders
Lansing, Mi