got an orange question....

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saxon46
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got an orange question....

Postby saxon46 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 19:48 pm

just been offered an as new orange crush by a mate at work..............just moved hasn't got room to keep it
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it only has 2 chain rings on the crank and I wanna fit a bigger chainring 42t,could I just remove the guard and put a new ring on,cos I do a lot of trail riding and a bit of road aswell and don't think the two ring combination would be enough :lol: :lol:

I don't have a great deal of knowledge on these things......used to my old 24 speed gt,so what is the difference between the two types of gearing...........as in the usual three chainring crank ,and the two chainring crank you see on some bikes......
I know there are alot more knowledgeable people on here than me(bit of a noob) and wondered could you enligten me :oops:

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Re: got an orange question....

Postby estampida » Fri Dec 14, 2012 20:15 pm

two is a good all round set up

if your buying it, check its safe to ride set the fork up right and get used to riding the bike

then take your time to tart it up the way you want, don't rush out and slap some ill thought out bits on it

the bike is probably just fine for thrashing about on the odd occasion as it is..... depends how you want to use it

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Re: got an orange question....

Postby saxon46 » Sat Dec 15, 2012 06:14 am

the chainring is a raceface evolve xc......can I just get a 42t chainring to put on it,or would it be better to get a complete new chainring set....

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Re: got an orange question....

Postby snotty badger » Sat Dec 15, 2012 08:38 am

TBH I find a 36t on the road with MTB tyres fine, will you be putting road tyres on?

With 36/11 I can spin up 30mph+
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Re: got an orange question....

Postby ilovedirt » Sat Dec 15, 2012 15:20 pm

In theory, yes you can, however dual ring setups often have different chainring sizes to a standard triple setup (the middle ring is usually bigger), so you might find the ratios a bit funny if you just slap a big ring on.
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Re: got an orange question....

Postby 70\'sPenguin » Sat Dec 15, 2012 15:54 pm

snotty badger wrote:TBH I find a 36t on the road with MTB tyres fine, will you be putting road tyres on?

With 36/11 I can spin up 30mph+


+1 (except i need some wind assistance ;))

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Re: got an orange question....

Postby The Rookie » Sat Dec 15, 2012 16:14 pm

If you want to fit a 42T it will be straightforward UNLESS the chain has been shortened, in which case you'll need to get it lengthened or fit a new chain.

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Re: got an orange question....

Postby cooldad » Sat Dec 15, 2012 17:23 pm

And potentially a new rear mech if the current one is not a long cage and doesn't have the range. And if the front shifter and mech are double specific, you will need a new shifter, and possible a new mech, as the cages are different.
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