[CR]small-small and big-big combos

Example: Framebuilders:Mario Confente

To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: marcus.e.helman@gm.com
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2003 09:55:58 -0400
Subject: [CR]small-small and big-big combos

I know most of the literature says don't use the small-small or big-big combinations. Doesn't this generally refer to triples and/or modern bikes with wider spacing? I would think that on bikes in the CR timeframe, with double chainrings, cross-chaining would not be as big of an issue, unless the chainstays were really short.

I only have 12 speeds, I'd like to use them all.

Marcus Helman
Huntington Woods, MI