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Cassette size for 33t sprocket?

OllieTheWelderOllieTheWelder Posts: 68
edited July 2011 in MTB workshop & tech
Hello, I've nearly finished my single speed bike, all I am in need of now is the correct size cassette/free-wheel. It will be used for dirt and road so I would like it not to hard, yet no to easy to pedal. Any Ideas?

Thanks, Ollie.
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  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    Mate this makes little sense.

    You'd need a 54t front to get the correct ratio with a 33t? rear.

    Explain a bit more what you've got and what you're trying to achieve.
  • bails87bails87 Posts: 13,317
    Do you mean you've got a 33t front chainring?

    "As I said last time, it won't happen again."
  • Thanks for the quick replies, I meant I have a 33t front Sprocket/ Chain ring.
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  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    12t, 13t, 14t

    If you've got a geared bike with a 32t front ring, count the teeth on the back sprockets set it to one, leave it, and just ride and see how you get on and what seems to work for most situations.
  • I would have done that but my geared bike gears only work on one gear. I was thinking 33-15? I don't want to cut my chain and realise it's too easy/hard.
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  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    Sheldon Brown's pages are good for SS stuff - have a read.

    Do you have adjustable dropouts on your frame -i.e. can the wheel be clamped in different positions forward and back?
  • Thanks, The frame is a veridical drop out.
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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    had a look at the SS topic in the FAQs?

    it is all covered in there. wheel size makes a difference as does the usage of the bike3 and the conditions.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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