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Check out my new 4speed. I wanted a little more speed than a single so I am trying out the 4speed set up. I am using 1 easier and 2 harder than my SS. It was a breeze switching it over with the sliding dropouts. So glad I have them. Gearing is 36x15,18,21,24. Gear inches 69,58,49,43. I am using 8speed xtr shifter.
 

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Yes, I able to adjust but i think its at its limit. I am hoping I dont need an outer ring to keep the chain on. I got the chain strectched pretty tight,so we'll see how it works. I like the xtr shadow derailurer nice low profile.
 

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I've heard some people use 5 or even more cogs in the rear. Imagine the possibilities! Next thing you know people will be putting extra chainrings on their cranks.;)
 

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eric_syd said:
This is pretty much my dream bike.
Why didn't you use a road (or short cage) rear derailleur?
24T (even 28T if needed) is well within range.
Ditto, that just screams out for a short-cage Dura-Ace RD. which will let you run a shorter chain and have more clearance than even an XTR Shadow RD.
 

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Way to go...:thumbsup:

Great looking bike, and I agree about the short cage derailleur, it makes for a shorter chain and more compact setup...less likely to drop the chain.


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What do you call the piece where a front derailleur would be. I had problems on a 1x9 with throwing the chain. I solved the problem with a Surly ring. It looks like this accomplishes an identical goal.
 

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imtb said:
I like the xtr shadow derailurer nice low profile.
How is setup on the Shadow? Pretty straight forward? I've read a few compliants on setup.....My M953 bangs the chainstay, minor annoyance when it happens, but the Shadow's design eliminates that.
 
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