26" inbred – what ss ratio?
I’m building up a rigid ss inbred hack from a mixture of old/used/new as necessary bits, but having trouble with chain length so could do with some advice.
Running converted alivio triple up front with 32t ring in outer ring position.
Rear is vertical dropouts with cassete hub, got a dmr simple tension seeker & 16t ring.
Have got an 8 speed chain with powerlink but can’t get the length right, it’s either too tight or too loose with just 1 link in or out.
So what size front or rear sprocket do I need to make it work?
Help pleeeeeease, I’ve been pulling my hair out all morning!Posted 4 years ago
So I got a 3/32″ half link – no good, too wide for an 8 speed chain.
I put a link back in the chain and can *just* get a bit of tension on it with the tensioner pushing down at full reach, but you just can’t get it tight enough to stay put long term, at least not without breaking something.
So, I’m going to change ratio – am I best off going for 34t front in place of the 32t?
Would be nice to have a SS specific ring up front anyway….Posted 4 years agomiketuallySubscriber
On my old geared Inbred, running 32:16 with a tensioner always lead to people telling me I needed to take a link out of the chain but the chain wouldn’t join with one less link.
It never caused any problems, other that at Hit The North where it always skipped under load.
Your tensioner mustn’t be able to cope with quite as much slack. You’ll either need a different tensioner, a half-link, or a 17t sprocket.Posted 4 years ago
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