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    Senior Member VLAD (the Friendly Vamp)'s Avatar
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    B screw is the lower limit screw as shown above.
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    I meant the B Tension adjuster (E in the pic above), which will adjust the angle of the RD.
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    Thanks guys Vlad and PRS that is really helpful. I'm going to print off a copy of that picture and keep it somewhere.

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    Great discussion this guys. It's what this forum should be all about nuggets of useful information. I am thinking of changing the gearing on my TT bike and I think an 11-32 cassette would be ideal to pair with a big single front ring. Only trouble will be the bigger jumps on the easiest gears but most of the time I should be in the middle of the block. Can't see me ever using the 11 tooth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Q View Post
    Great discussion this guys. It's what this forum should be all about nuggets of useful information. I am thinking of changing the gearing on my TT bike and I think an 11-32 cassette would be ideal to pair with a big single front ring. Only trouble will be the bigger jumps on the easiest gears but most of the time I should be in the middle of the block. Can't see me ever using the 11 tooth.
    Yes, I would have been happier with a 32-12, but Shimano don't appear to do one in 11 speed Ultegra flavour at least. Their 32 cog comes with an 11. I do have my old 28-11 cassette to play with, so there may be some mileage in swapping the cogs around to provide a more seamless experience. Can't say I noticed much problem with my first ride, the ratios felt pretty well spaced.
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    Funnily enough, when I had my 32 fitted for my Dolomites trip, I found I spend a lot more time on the 50 ring. Worked really well, to the point where I too thought that for most of the riding I do in Oxfordshire I could imagine having a 1x system. Presumably you have a standard chainring on yours Greg which as you say might make the 11t superfluous.

    You could of course fit a 12-32 (not Shimano OE though) which might make the spacing further up better.

    Over on Road.cc there is an interesting article debating cross chaining, that maybe it doesn't make you a bad person!
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    Yes I have a standard 53 x39 chain set. I've worn the ramps of the 53 so it won't change down easily. I never use my little ring on a time trial and like the idea of a single ring for simplicity. I do think the 32 cog would be a god send if I hit any hills while riding to and from events or heaven forbid I enter a hilly event. I'm thinking of buying an Aerocoach Arc chainring. Wanting something big so I can mostly stay in the middle of the block so thinking 58.

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    Good idea... I would also consider a Sram cassette and chain as they are built for some jaunty drivetrain angles.
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    I'v mentioned on here before that my sram rival 11sp will happily run in all gear combinations inc 50/32 and 34/11 with no chain rub at all.

    I know most people think cross chaining is a bad idea but I do find myself in those gears occasionally.

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    Yes I agree cross chaining is nog a huge issue. If I was going to buy a new rear mech I think I'd get the SRAM one with the clutch in it the X1. I hate chain slap.

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