Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Another gear ratio question (fixed freestyle)
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03-16-11, 04:06 PM
So, I run 47x17 and I have a flip flop fixed/fixed back hub. I want to utilize the other side and learn some tricks. I know, how cliche, but it looks fun.
I absolutely DO NOT plan on commuting in this. This is STRICTLY for messing around.
Is 24 too high? What should I go with? I'm new to the idea of utilizing my bike for more than just riding.
A little guidance?
03-16-11, 04:14 PM
47/24 sounds better for tricks and stuff (although I don't actually do them.) You will probably need a longer chain unless you have very long dropouts.
Consider getting a smaller chainring instead for more clearance. 40/17 or however small you can go on the front. Plus this way you can just shorten the chain. The downside is that a chainring will almost always cost more than a cog unless you find one used.
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