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    Favorite gear?

    just wondering what everyones favorite gear is.
    Last edited by Cheeto; 01-05-08 at 09:54 AM.

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    Do you mean 32/18? 32/20? 22/17? 22/20?
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    The one that gets me up the hill.
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    Second; I like second gear. I'm also partial to overdrive, especially of the BT variety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    Second; I like second gear. I'm also partial to overdrive, especially of the BT variety.
    Whatever gear that takes care of business! ;-)
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    Second gear is where all the magic happens.

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    Gear ratios divisible by 3, but only because I have a strange Feng Shui compulsion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbrsddn View Post
    Whatever gear that takes care of business! ;-)

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    I figure I bought them all I'm gonna love (and hate) them all equally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel View Post
    I figure I bought them all I'm gonna love (and hate) them all equally.
    You're so inclusive, LowCel - - does this mean you welcome cross-chainers with open arms?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    You're so inclusive, LowCel - - does this mean you welcome cross-chainers with open arms?
    I read an article some where (I think it was Bicycling Magazine) where a Shimano guy was saying how cross-chaining isn't an issue any more with newer chains unless, of course, you got the chain rub going on.
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    44/15 on the flats.
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    All of them.
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    2nd is great on the motorcycle.. in the car though, I might go with 3rd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    You're so inclusive, LowCel - - does this mean you welcome cross-chainers with open arms?
    During everyday riding, not so much. During a race absolutely, I'll use any gear I can get into.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheeto View Post
    my favorite cruise gear ratio is 2 on the front, and 5 on the back.
    I don't think I've ever cruised on my MTB. I'm either in the lowest gear it takes to get up a hill, or the gear that gets me going along a trail the fastest.

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    well i havnt hit the trail yet lol, just peoples yards (oops) and a gravel rode, and around my block LOL

    rode cruisng.

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    62/4 which engages light speed.

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    Can you explain to a newbie what all the 62/4 and 36/16 thing is? lol

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    36 tooth chain ring up front and a 16 tooth cog in the back.
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    Oh ok, lol

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    What everyone is mocking you for, Cheeto, is that on every bike "2" and "5" are going to be different actual gears. So we can't compare. Go count how many teeth are on your chainrings and on each cog of your cassette, and get back to us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeCanon View Post
    What everyone is mocking you for, Cheeto, is that on every bike "2" and "5" are going to be different actual gears. So we can't compare. Go count how many teeth are on your chainrings and on each cog of your cassette, and get back to us.
    I wasn't mocking him.

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