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    rear freewheel recommendations.

    Hello,

    I have a Campagnolo Gran Sport crank, with 53 and 42 teeth. My rear wheel accepts a 6 speed freewheel. What would be a complimentary tooth range for the rear freewheel/cassette? I'm in Seattle, so it's very hilly. Thanks.

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    How 'bout this 1.5-step? If your rear derailleur can take a larger granny cog and you need something lower, go for it.

    14 / 102.2 / 81.0
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    42 is about as small as you can go on the chainring but maybe think about replacing the 53T ?
    althoughi suppose if there are long hills you want to descend at speed you might use it more often

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