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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoWheelsDC View Post
    In addition to the right tools, I also have a hose and scrub brush...jeez....
    Ha, I know, it's filthy. Freezing Saddles! No time for bike cleaning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrenaut View Post
    Ha, I know, it's filthy. Freezing Saddles! No time for bike cleaning.
    You're not riding it now.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbb View Post
    You're not riding it now.......
    I'm busy now

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrenaut View Post
    I have a 44t narrow wide coming to the Bike Rack tomorrow. For now I might just put the old big ring back on, but going forward I think I need a chainguard. Anything I should know about chainguards?
    Are you getting a clutch RD? If so, you shouldn't need a chain guard. If not, then you might want something if you expect to.ride over rough terrain (or potholed streets). When I ran 1x on the MTB pre-narrow-wide, I used a Drop Stop chain cather for inside and a bash guard in 2t larger size for the outside (e.g. a size-34 bashguard with my 32t ring). I may have had some rub of chain on bashguard in the small cogs/high gears. I would probably run without a bash guard/chain guard and see how it stays on even without a clutch RD.

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    It's not that I'm worried about dropping the chain, it's that I want to use the single narrow-wide without changing out the triple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrenaut View Post
    It's not that I'm worried about dropping the chain, it's that I want to use the single narrow-wide without changing out the triple.
    Yeah, that won't be a problem. You just need shorter chain ring bolts. Or the SRAM 1x rings come with washers/spacers that allow you to use your 2x bolts with a single ring. I have always used a double crankset (which is same as a triple crankset as far as how the middle and outer rings attach) with 1x rings. (For my setup a double crankset makes more sense because the chain line is more correct for 135mm rear spacing, but for you a 1x would be correct chain line for the 130mm rear. Probably mount the narrow-wide ring on the inside of your crankset -- where your middle ring used to be -- if it will clear the chain stay.)

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    So 1X10 seems to agree with me - inaugural ride and I PRed Hains Point and the Two Sisters, along with some other segments I've ridden a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrenaut View Post
    So 1X10 seems to agree with me - inaugural ride and I PRed Hains Point and the Two Sisters, along with some other segments I've ridden a lot.
    Less weight and complexity...so by this logic, you can upgrade your Cat if you go 1x1 fixie, amirite?

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    If you find me a gear ratio that works well for Hains Point AND the Two Sisters, I'm all ears.

    The bike is lighter than usual - I took off the rack and fenders and haven't put them back on again yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drevil View Post
    Less weight and complexity...so by this logic, you can upgrade your Cat if you go 1x1 fixie, amirite?
    Drop the drivetrain completely and turn it into a strider bike. Fast fast.

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