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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 04-10-08, 09:12 AM   #1
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Gear Inches and Stuff Like That

I'm an average Joe. Although college educated I don't have a PhD in physics. I enjoy riding my bike both for health reasons and for local utility purposes. However I sometimes get caught up in the technical end of things and, I just gotta understand something to satisfy my own curiosity. The cat.

Can someone please provide any link that explains gear inches.

Tom, those links you provided for aerobic and anaerobic were great. It's what I thought, but just explained it in black and white terms. No offense.
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Old 04-10-08, 09:17 AM   #2
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http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_g.html#gearinch
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Old 04-14-08, 06:27 AM   #3
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this is quite a nice article too
http://www.csua.berkeley.edu/~tom/advice/gearing
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Don't forget Sheldon's Gear Inch Calculator: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gears/
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