Join Date: Jul 2000
Bikes: 1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
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Originally Posted by sgt_singapore
Thanks for the response.
So the next question is does one intuitively know what combination one is in, that is after memorizing the teeth numbers on cogs and chainwheels? Or is there another way of knowing?
Does one need to get so specific with the combination, and why not just 'feel' that a particular combination is right for a circumstance, instead of getting down to the numbers?
I actually go "by the numbers" at times, but I'm a gear-head. The rest of the time, I just do what everyone else does, i.e., move to a higher gear if I am spinning the cranks too fast, or to a lower gear if I am starting to mash the pedals.
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Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069