- 1×9 possible, SS possible, what about 3×1?
Just been looking over some SS threads for ideas on a winter-hack, but not convinced that the legs / hill-steepness go together!
Has anyone tried keeping the front-mech and three rings, so in effect giving a three speed front a single speed rear?
Not sure if it’s even viable, but would do away with the rear components that seem to take a beating over winter. Effectively giving you a climb gear, a cruising gear and a speed gear!
I may have lost the plot, but worth an ask!
CheersPosted 4 years agodanielgrovesMember
I can’t see why it wouldn’t work if you can take up enough chain tension. One of these could probably deal with that though. http://superstar.tibolts.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=58&products_id=480Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
It just seems a bit backward… Like, triple front gives you (normally) a 22t range. But single front, standard rear gives you up to 25T range. And you’ll need more gubbins for the former than the latter. So the only thing you gain is less gears, which might be desirable when you’re approaching it from a singlespeedy direction, but the tradeoff is a bit of weight, a bit of complexity and cost, and inferior shifting, and worse chain control.Posted 4 years ago
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