[Yak] Re: Hubs and chainrings
Andrew P. Black
apblack at ownmail.net
Wed Aug 3 02:14:29 CDT 2005
>It is true [that non standard rings shift poorly] with modern front
>indexed systems. They are designed for
>very specific gearing to get the best shifting. If you want to use
>STI you'll get the best results if you use the chainrings that come
>with the crank and a matching front derailleur and shifter.
I have 60-50-38 rings, and they shift just fine. Maybe not as good
as some magic "standard" rings (which I don't have), but just fine.
The front changer didn't shift worth a dam when Green Gear delivered
the bike (it had clearly never been ridden), but with a little
patience in doing the gear adjustment, they worked better than any of
my other bikes, and have remained perfectly in adjustment ever since
I eliminated the in-line cable adjuster.
>The large outer chainring does require me to remove the crank to pack
Not on my Air Friday in the F'lite case, but perhaps with a larger
frame in a smaller suitcase this would be so. In fact, I don't even
have to remove the right pedal.
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