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    RE: Is this a 100T or 200T Crankset ? Genius ????

    Wow look at this monster.... amazing how those asian (i am asian too) can get away with this. is this pure ingenuity or something else....

    http://bikeways.com.tw/viewthread.ph...age%3D1&page=2
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    That's as big as the wheel! The rider must have thews of steel to push that gear.
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    ummm how many gear inches can he get? I guess a 2 degree incline would be a challenge with that setup

    That's a bit crazy and i'm not even sure where in the world did he get that chainring!

    Oh yeah and from that thread is seems like those guys really like souping up those vintage dahon stoaway's very nice stuff they did to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbrian View Post
    That's as big as the wheel! The rider must have thews of steel to push that gear.
    you're right about that. i didn't even notice that it is as big as the wheel. a 16" chainring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vmaniqui View Post
    you're right about that. i didn't even notice that it is as big as the wheel. a 16" chainring.
    According to here, a 48T chainring is 199 millimeters in diameter, giving a ratio of about .241 teeth per millimeter.

    Let us presume that this is a 305 wheel. Including the tire, let's say that the wheel is 350mm in diameter. This comes to 84T.

    I don't know what that back sprocket is. Let's say 11T. This gives us 102 gear inches. Crazy high but not totally insane. Were it something more reasonable like 14T, we'd have a perfectly reasonable 81 gear inches.

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    This is a visual illustration of why people stick with the Sturmey Archer 8 speed hub despite its shortcomings.

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    Bah!! That's smaller than my granny gear, you should see my BIG chain ring.
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    It is refreshing to see an out of the box thinking.

    Seems to me more as a creative expression than an attempt to have high GI since the rear cog is not the smallest possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kamtsa View Post
    It is refreshing to see an out of the box thinking.

    Seems to me more as a creative expression than an attempt to have high GI since the rear cog is not the smallest possible.
    It's always more efficient to change gear by increasing teeth.

    So use a larger chainring for a larger gear and a larger rear sprocket for a smaller gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sammyboy View Post
    This is a visual illustration of why people stick with the Sturmey Archer 8 speed hub despite its shortcomings.
    Sam nailed it!

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    And I thought I was a hero pacing behind a bus at 50 mph.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevegor View Post
    And I thought I was a hero pacing behind a bus at 50 mph.
    You are! That guy was insane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by invisiblehand View Post
    You are! That guy was insane.
    Thanks, I say that to myself each time I look in the mirror..... Joking!!
    At 50mph on my old steel training bike, with slightly worn tyres and minimal brakes, I was thinkin' to meself...."You're in BIG trouble if you crash....YOU IDIOT"

    What I love about this little Frenchman is the Spirit of Adventure, the "never give up" attitude, the bravado.
    Not ceasing to follow your dreams despite the odds, the sneering crowd or your own doubts.
    That my friend, is the true hero.
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