- What exactly do I need to convert my Boardman to double+bash at minimum cost?
It’s an HT Pro, works perfectly well but the 44 is practically never used. Has 32/22 but I gather switching to a 36 is a popular choice. Should spacers be added to straighten the chainline? Can I keep the existing cranks and 22? Are there any bash guards that are cheap and don’t weigh a ton (will normally be bashing logs, not rocks)? Any reasons I shouldn’t do this?Posted 7 years ago
Parts ordered! Truvativ had thoughtfully etched the BCD onto the chainring so no measurement required. I’ve gone with a slightly more expensive and much thicker polycarbonate bash ring, on the grounds that it’ll be less likely to dig into partially-rotten logstacles.Posted 7 years ago
Well this has proved more challenging than I expected. I’m not sure what I was thinking but I assumed that I’d be able to lift the 32t ring over the spider – dimensional fail! I have now acquired an 8mm hex bit and the cranks are off. So the 32t is off, the 36t can go on but I’d reckoned without my flat pedals being too big to get the bash ring over… Pedal isn’t coming off with an allen key so tomorrow I shall get a proper pedal spanner and continue…Posted 7 years ago
Job done and tested! Am liking the bigger ratio gap between the small and middle rings and the 36t is plenty high enough for everything. Had one log hopping incident where the greater ground clearance made the critical difference. I shall attempt to put a photo below…
Posted 7 years ago
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