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Combining 5/6 speed freewheel with Triple Crank

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Are there any drawbacks to having a triple front crankset with a 5 or 6 speed rear cassette? All of those Pacific brand production bikes are 15-18 speeds, so I'm thinking it must not really be a problem. Thanks, Chauncey
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Re: Combining 5/6 speed freewheel with Triple Crank

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Originally Posted by FasterthanU
Are there any drawbacks to having a triple front crankset with a 5 or 6 speed rear cassette? All of those Pacific brand production bikes are 15-18 speeds, so I'm thinking it must not really be a problem. Thanks, Chauncey
Non. You'll just have feawer gearing choices. I dont think you'll find a 5 or 6 speed cassette though, just a freewheel.
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Re: Combining 5/6 speed freewheel with Triple Crank

I recently rebuilt a 2000 Malvern Star Tempest 3x5 and a Huffy 3x6. No problems with the triple cranksets, in fact I changed the Malvern Star chainring assy to a 28/38/48 and the crank arms on the Huffy up to 152mm.

The Malvern Star had 135mm rear drop out and would take a 7 speed spin-on ok, if the rest was upgraded.
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