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  • xt 11-42 cassette for free…
  • Premier Icon torquil
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    Firstly, if you’re not either a 1x fan, or a lover of homebrew/diy/ghetto mechanics I’d look away now. Nothing about this solution is elegant or finely crafted, how ever it took about an hour of tinkering and cost me nothing so why not…

    step one – take an old 42t chain ring and an old sprocket of the right size to line up with the chainring bolt holes
    step two – drill 2 holes 10mm in the sprocket and grind the teeth off.
    step three – bolt them together with chain ring bolts
    step four – add it to your 11-36t cassette, removing the 17t ring (as with the one-up version)
    step five – add a link to the chain
    step six – turn your B- screw right out
    step seven – go ride

    ok it took a bit of grinding and tweaking to get the spacing right (just grinding the chainring and trying it, then repeating till it was right) the old sprocket was a 32t from some random old cassette left in my junk box, the rest was XT

    so far it seems to work with no problems, but only on a quick ride, shifting is fine (with a Zee FR short mech). To be honest it seems too easy so I’m sure something won’t work long term but I’ll see how it goes.

    Premier Icon cp
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    this needs pics!

    Premier Icon jekkyl
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    Not sure it’s free if you’re using a new cassette! & you wouldn’t condone using a worn cassette would you? Skiptastic!

    Premier Icon thepurist
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    needs more spoons

    Premier Icon thestabiliser
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    Good effort, I’d be packing my chain whip and cassette tool on my next ride tho!

    Premier Icon shermer75
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    As you’re bolting the chain ring to the side of a sprocket does it make the chain ring offset?

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    I’d thought about this. The biggest issue I could see was getting the chainring bolt holes accurately drilled in the sprocket. If they’re out, you’d effectively have variable gearing through the revolutions – like an oval chainring (in that it’s not constant).

    Also, the spacing would need to be right which by default it wouldn’t be because it’d be offset.

    Pics though, please!

    Premier Icon maximusmountain
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    Seems like oliverracing has gotten a new account name on stw and bodged some cassettes together!

    Pics definately needed, sounds good though

    edit: Clubber, it would be quite easy with a 3 axis cnc to get the spacing correct in the old sprocket to remove the eccentricity but that also means you have to have access to one.

    Premier Icon paladin
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    ….or machine down old sprocket, machine out chainring so it fits over sprocket and weld together ๐Ÿ˜€

    Premier Icon clubber
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    Well, yes of course it would be but I expect that’s not the norm ๐Ÿ™‚

    Premier Icon everyone
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    OP we need pictures of this amazing bodge.

    Premier Icon irelanst
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    it would be quite easy with a 3 axis cnc to get the spacing correct in the old sprocket to remove the eccentricity but that also means you have to have access to one

    If you had a CNC mill you may as well make a 42t sprocket from scratch.

    Premier Icon cookeaa
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    Come on OP, lets see some pictures…

    I like the idea, would be interested in the execution… a Rummage in the spares box might be in order…

    Thinking about it OP, what size sprocket if you canibalise? it’ got to be at least a 32t to have enough material to drill/bolt into? (~129mm dia’ to accommodate a 104 BCD ring?)

    Thinking about it further there must be a way directly attach a 104 BCD adapter/spider to the alloy carrier on an XT (or similar) cassette and then just space it off and remove the 17t…

    see what I mean?

    Premier Icon clubber
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    I’m reckoning on a cassette splined 104 bcd spider. Job done and no machining of teeth required (and 42t chainrings are easy enough to get hold of.

    Premier Icon BearBack
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    Wouldn’t the chainring need to be ramped on the other side?

    Premier Icon dadbike
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    I’m reckoning on a cassette splined 104 bcd spider. Job done and no machining of teeth required (and 42t chainrings are easy enough to get hold of.

    Someone has had a go at this http://www.ruedasalacarta.blogspot.com.es/2013/08/xx1-y-bas-ss1.html

    Premier Icon torquil
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    Sorry been away all day so slow on the reply.

    I’ll try and get some more pics up later, but i warn you its not pretty.

    The chainring IS offset from the sprocket its bolted to, just the offset is the same amount as the spacer that it would normally need to separate it from the next sprocket down.

    As for accurate drilling, I’m sure technically it would make a difference to have it a tiny bit off (i.e. done by eye with a hand held battery drill whist standing on it) but in the real world (i.e. the one i ride in) I have yet to notice it.

    Premier Icon torquil
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    oh photo doesn’t work, its here

    11-42

    Premier Icon torquil
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    11-42a

    Premier Icon torquil
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    before anyone asks why only two chainring bolts, well I only had two to hand so i thought I’d try it like that just to see and it seems ok…

    Premier Icon andyl
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    make sure you have a steel freewheel if mounting it to plain sprocket not one on a spider.

    Premier Icon oldnick
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    Superb bodging ๐Ÿ™‚

    Premier Icon cakefacesmallblock
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    10 / 10 for effort and inspiration. Good work sir.

    Premier Icon torquil
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    make sure you have a steel freewheel if mounting it to plain sprocket not one on a spider.

    I had thought of that, and I don’t, so i’ll ride it a bit and keep checking how the freewheel is wearing. That is probably the main draw back of doing it like this but I guess its a starting point just using what old bits I had lying around not an ideal, long-term solution

    tbh the whole idea of this was really a temporary set-up just to see how well the zee mech coped with 42t before investing ยฃ60 in OneUp sprocket – and just to see how it felt generally.

    Most of the time i get by fine on 11-36 (with 34t at the front) so it shouldn’t see too much use but every now and then I could do with it when things get slippy on the climbs and I need to stay sitting down.

    Premier Icon theflatboy
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    Allow me:

    and also… ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

    Premier Icon torquil
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    oh, i had to grind the teeth off otherwise they hit the chain when its on 36t sprocket…

    Premier Icon torquil
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    Allow me:

    now why didn’t that work for meโ€ฆthanks

    Premier Icon letmetalktomark
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    Love it.

    Added to the must give this a try pile ๐Ÿ™‚

    Could you take a pic from the side of the cassette to see the spacing?

    Premier Icon clubber
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    Hat.

    Premier Icon iffoverload
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    thought I would try this as well 8) 40t with a zee ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

    my adaptor pic

    Premier Icon letmetalktomark
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    Ooh …. Do you have any adapters spare? Interested if you do ๐Ÿ™‚

    Premier Icon iffoverload
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    I only got an Alloy and a Stainless steel one made up to check it out,

    fancy a SS one?

    Premier Icon The-milkybar-kid
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    Any for sale? Email in profile

    Premier Icon letmetalktomark
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    An SS one would be great. What would you be after?

    Premier Icon messiah
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    Ace.

    Premier Icon iffoverload
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    @ anyone who definately wants one.

    let me know it you want alloy or stainless steel.

    message me on PB, I’ll get some made up and stick it on my buy/sell ๐Ÿ™‚

    be about ยฃ20 each with a couple of spacers I would say, depending on how many I get made up.

    Premier Icon iffoverload
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    DXF here is anyone wants to get it cut themselves ๐Ÿ™‚

    drive.google.com/file/d/0BzKf__0FNIn7dmlPYkZnZ2NqMkU/edit?usp=sharing

    put a vid up with it on a 9 speed 40-11 with a zee mech to check it out

    Premier Icon wolfenstein
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    Hats off to you sir ๐Ÿ™‚

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    Yep – nice hacking.

    Edit: That’s a clutch 10sp Zee – so are you using a SRAM shifter?

    Premier Icon IamSam
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    Really like your solution, very very neat.

    you must have thought about doing a run of these right?? i’d definitely take one even as a test i’d pay for it as well.

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