adding a third sprocket

Discussion in 'General Bike Discussion' started by tesnusxenos, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. tesnusxenos

    tesnusxenos New Member

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    so, I ride an old schwinn paramount it has a 48-36 in the front people are always smokeing me on the down hill. I want to put in a triple so I can ride the hammerfest at Ft.Davis. I live in the boonies and will do it my self. What do I need to buy?
     
  2. IanHighfield

    IanHighfield New Member

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    Can't you just get a 50 or 52 larger ring and bolt it on? No need for 3 rings. Your front changer might not handle 3 rings as it is. Might choke on a larger 52 tooth also. I'd go with a larger ring, plug it in, and see how the changer handles it. Almost certainly you'll have to move it up the seat tube a bit. Unless it's fastened with braze on connections. Then you're screwed.
     

  3. tesnusxenos

    tesnusxenos New Member

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    I originally was going to do that but the Hammerfest has a really really steep climb at the end of the first day so I figured if I was going to change something I might as well do them both at the same time....I figure I will have to change out the deraileur and the shifter as well.
     
  4. IanHighfield

    IanHighfield New Member

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    If it's that steep I'd get off and run the pig up the worst of it.
     
  5. fleeter

    fleeter The Bearded Wonder

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    on the flip-side, how hard is it to install a 2 ring on a triple setup? Do I have to get a new FD? (I ride 105's)