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Scottishflat

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frame compatible with micro gearing
« on: January 19, 2009, 07:27:50 PM »
ok is there away to find out if a bike can use micro gear...i was gnna get the og balance 3 and put on cranks i already have with a 15t sproket

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Re: frame compatible with micro gearing
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2009, 07:33:25 PM »
khe paris frames, st martin class x 2, i think most of the sick child frames....probably a lot more.  the avoid KGB frames, most of them won't work with micro gearing.  quamens are also a little iffy depending on how small you're going.

i'm running 9/16 on my st martin class x 2 with PLENTY of clearance on the chainstays.

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Re: frame compatible with micro gearing
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2009, 02:06:10 PM »
just look how the rear is made, high or low.
if you've seen twenty celeste frames, because of the big dropouts, chainstay ends up being lower.
lowest i could run on my old celeste was 25-9.

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Re: frame compatible with micro gearing
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2009, 02:32:25 PM »
My OG Dadan does not support micro gearing. minimum i could get on the front was a 25, but that's small enough for me.

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Re: frame compatible with micro gearing
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2009, 02:58:55 PM »
My Simple has an 18T with about 1/2" of chain clearance to the CS. You might be able to run a 16T on a Simple with a super tight chain but the 18T is as close as I wanna go.

Plus I mean 18T is dinky as it is.

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Re: frame compatible with micro gearing
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2009, 03:39:53 PM »
I have a 19 on my WTP sinus.
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Re: frame compatible with micro gearing
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2009, 06:45:44 PM »
i dont get this super small gearing trend.

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Re: frame compatible with micro gearing
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2009, 06:50:28 PM »
How about the signal, not the new ones, maybe  the one to two year ago versions?  I want to either get an 18 or 20, could that work?