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crashwins

Monkey
Nov 4, 2009
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Hi monkeys..This isn't really DH-related, but I can't ever get much in the way of advice on the other forums..Here goes:

I have an Atomlab Pimp wheel (http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=22844). Say's it'll accept a maximum of 15t freewheel..If this is a BMX freewheel, can't it take, say, an 18t? I want to use this for XC since I have the wheel lying around and it's unused (building up a SS to complement my geared bike). I mean, I get the geometry - if the threading is narrow, you can't just tack on more teeth, but there's got to be a freewheel out there that's. I don't want to buy another wheel! Thanks y'all
 

thad

Monkey
Sep 28, 2004
374
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No, it won't take a larger freewheel than 15t. You could go with a smaller chainring.... 32/18 is about the same as 28/15.
 

crashwins

Monkey
Nov 4, 2009
131
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ah fudge. I have an SLX crank so 32 is the minimum, I'm afraid. Damn. Thanks for the help