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Old 03-20-10, 04:19 PM   #1
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Hey!

Hi, well I'm new! I'm a keen biker but only cover about 8 miles per trip . OK not the longest trips but I'm going to make them bigger.

Anyways, I own a universal 5 speed bike (5 speed rear gears and 3 speed middle "Range" (as I call them) gears. That makes 8 speed... So why are bikes like this sometimes called 21 speed and 18 speed and stuff ??? Weird if you ask me.

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Old 03-20-10, 04:23 PM   #2
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3 x 5 = 15 gears

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Old 03-20-10, 05:13 PM   #3
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Ah thats how it works! Thanks for explaining
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3 x 5 = 18
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Hey we may not always be good at math, but we still have fun here....welcome to the forum. Ride lots!!
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