Originally Posted by IDK
She can't keep up because she's on a suspension mountain bike and I'm on a track bike. She has the gears down but doesn't see the point of having 21 hears when she only uses a few of them. Thanks for the ideas, I'll spend some time on google.
i have a litespeed pisgah that i built up as a 1 x 9. i currently run a 36 in the front and 11 x 28 custom cassette in the back. i'm changing the 36 to a 38 tho.
36 x 11 gives you about 85 gear inches, and you could easily run a 34 and run an 11-32 or 11-34 cassette.
first thing to do is lose the suspension fork....or if the frame if it's FS and get a hardtail. riding a hardtail with rigid fork on the road is soooo much better than anything with suspension, imo.
so ...... i have a titanium hardtail with rigid CF fork (winwood) and i ride 1.25" IRC smoothies pumped up to 100 psi.
this is my old man retirement bike and honestly i love riding this bike and a big part of that is because i got rid of the front derailleur. i have 9 fully usable gears and my 50 miles a week are fairly flat
Last edited by erader; 10-06-07 at 09:33 PM.