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Changing sprockets
« on: October 24, 2017, 07:36:36 PM »
I'm thinking about either going up one or two teeth on the front sprocket or going down to a smaller rear sprocket. Wondering which is more practical.
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Re: Changing sprockets
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2017, 07:39:22 PM »
*Originally Posted by Me2 [+]
I'm thinking about either going up one or two teeth on the front sprocket or going down to a smaller rear sprocket. Wondering which is more practical.

front sprocket is cheaper .... but not sure you have chain enough to go up two in the front ??????????????
as for the rear I would think you would have to remove a few links

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Re: Changing sprockets
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2017, 08:58:57 PM »
I just picked up a 16t front sprocket, will do the change tonight. Figured going up 1 in the front should be close to where I want it, and I can tweak it by going down  in the rear if needed.

Used the gearingcommander.com app to help figure out what I wanted to do.

 I found the stock setup was quit short and I had to shift quite quickly in the first three gears.

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Re: Changing sprockets
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2017, 11:13:54 PM »
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I found the stock setup was quit short and I had to shift quite quickly in the first three gears.

let us know your thoughts .................... I have been feeling  the first five are short

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Re: Changing sprockets
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2017, 12:40:58 AM »
*Originally Posted by SNAFU [+]
I just picked up a 16t front sprocket, will do the change tonight. Figured going up 1 in the front should be close to where I want it, and I can tweak it by going down  in the rear if needed.

Used the gearingcommander.com app to help figure out what I wanted to do.

 I found the stock setup was quit short and I had to shift quite quickly in the first three gears.
I'd be interested to hear how the whole process works out.
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Re: Changing sprockets
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2017, 12:46:52 AM »
*Originally Posted by Me2 [+]
I'm thinking about either going up one or two teeth on the front sprocket or going down to a smaller rear sprocket. Wondering which is more practical.

disregard me as I can not read  :157:
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Re: Changing sprockets
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2017, 12:50:05 AM »
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what are you looking for to gear it down so low
Better highway manners.
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Re: Changing sprockets
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2017, 12:54:34 AM »
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Better highway manners.

I am blind in one eye and can not see out of the other ..... I read gearing down ...... :431:

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Re: Changing sprockets
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2017, 01:00:24 AM »
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I am blind in one eye and can not see out of the other ..... I read gearing down ...... :431:
That's OK. Just memorize the eye chart.  :001:
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Re: Changing sprockets
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2017, 01:17:19 AM »
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 I found the stock setup was quit short and I had to shift quite quickly in the first three gears.
I'm currently shifting 1st to 3rd to 5th to 6th. Its working out fairly well. Still wish 6th was a real OD gear tho. I'm hoping the sprocket change will help.
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