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    Man, Myth, Legend,Bigfoot chunkyd's Avatar
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    Great Mother of All things decent and Non-Hilly

    So we're in Kingman,Az at the moment and we're hitting that part of the country that long inclines, followed by 3-6% hills are a normal occurrence. Near Yucca Valley i decided to upgrade my gearing to
    a 12-34 in the rear. I had a 12-27 and it just flat out ran out on me...or i ran out on it...

    We're meeting some amazing people!! Kind hearted folks with cycling aspirations of their own.

    I have popped my spokes and broken a saddle so far.... i'm becoming a bike mechanic slowly but surely!
    it's nice being able to work on your own gear...

    It's funny because i can already tell my legs are shaping up and adjusting to the different terrain..
    if only its started in the mid-section!

    We'll just wanted to say hello to my fellow Clyde/Athena's !! HOLA!!! Ride Strong!
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    howdy

    i kinda wish i was running a 12-34 on the rear of the pacer. i have a 12-27 now and its great but if i were to change i would have to buy a new derailer. what are you running for gearing up front. my smaller gear is a 24 and if i had a 34 cog on the rear i would have about a 19 inch gear. i think i could pedal up a wall at that point
    "If you never suffered from over training then you've never trained hard enough"

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Hey Chris! Booyah! Sounds like you're having a great time. Wish I was there.

    Maybe when you roll through Northern Indiana, some of the Hoosier Clydes can hook up with you.
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    Gears? CliftonGK1's Avatar
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    I started out with a 12-25 rear cluster which I soon swapped out for an 11-32 and a long cage mountain derailleur to more easily tackle the hills. You definitely made a wise choice.
    Glad that you're having fun and learning a bunch of new wrenching skills (not that you're breaking stuff. I'm not happy about that, but the skill building is good.)

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