Question about sprocket size

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6/2/2012 1:55 PM

I have a really old crankset and I'm looking to buy a new one. I have cranks, bottom bracket, and a front sprocket. But my old front sprocket was very large and my rear sprocket has 18 teeth. The new front sprocket I'm looking at is only 28 teeth. Would I be able to run a 28/18 set up for a little bit until I get a new wheelset? I can't afford new cranks, front sprocket, bottom bracket, and and entire new wheelset all right now.

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6/2/2012 1:58 PM

Well the "rear sprocket" is actually called your driver. And iv never seen a bmxer running a 28/18 before so im not sure.

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6/2/2012 1:58 PM

You could, bu itll feel weird. I'd say wait until you have a smaller rear cog

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6/2/2012 1:59 PM

Ahh thanks. I'm new to riding so I don't know all the terms yet. I know no one really rides it. I just wanna know if it will work until I can scavenge up enough money for a new rear hub/driver

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6/2/2012 3:43 PM

i have seen some one rideing 25/16 and he was peddleing like mad just get new hubs or something

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6/2/2012 3:52 PM

yeah a friend of mine ran like 25-14 for a while until he could get a new back wheel, it will be a lot of work to get a good speed, but it'll work

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6/2/2012 3:57 PM

hmuifulikefriedchicken wrote:

yeah a friend of mine ran like 25-14 for a while until he could get a new back wheel, it will be a lot of work to get a good speed, but it'll work

That's exactly what I'm looking for. I can't go spending $350 all at once right now so I just want to make sure it will work. I'm okay with a little struggle.

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6/2/2012 4:04 PM

Mr.Buck Nasty wrote:

Well the "rear sprocket" is actually called your driver. And iv never seen a bmxer running a 28/18 before so im not sure.

You sir are incorrect, if its an 18t it is a freewheel. Same concept, different design.

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6/3/2012 1:37 AM

Mr.Buck Nasty wrote:

Well the "rear sprocket" is actually called your driver. And iv never seen a bmxer running a 28/18 before so im not sure.

he has a freewheel not a driver

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6/3/2012 1:58 AM

Why not just ride 52 18 till you get the wheels then...

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6/3/2012 2:20 AM

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6/3/2012 4:39 AM

I have the sprocket and it's really good and my friend has that wheel set.

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6/3/2012 11:10 AM

You could buy a smaller freewheel. 13t is the smallest you can buy if you have a flip-flop hub and 14t if it isn't a flip-flop.
They cost about 20 bucks. It still wouldn't be the ideal ratio, but it will be waaaaaaaay better than what you plan on running.

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