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Old 01-29-10, 09:12 PM   #1
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Mountain bike gauges

What gauges on a mountain bike are suitable for traveling on the roads? I always set mine to the highest. Guage 6 on the back wheel gauge 3 on the front.
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...could you clarify that question?
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sorry, What gauge settings are suitable for road travel? you know how the lower the guage the easier it is easier to go up hill?
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Gear Settings for riding mountain bike on roads???
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Old 01-29-10, 10:22 PM   #6
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Flat or hilly where you are?
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Old 01-29-10, 10:23 PM   #7
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Should be good with the stock gearing.
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the stock gauges.
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It depends on the motor (you)

If you feel comfortable in 6 on the rear and 3 up front, thats cool.
I ride between 7-9 on rear and 3 on front.
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go by your cadence if you want
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They're not gauges, call them gears, or more specifically, chainrings and cogs and how many teeth they have. Might want to read some of the articles here http://sheldonbrown.com/gearing/index.html
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I have a blood pressure GAGE next to the Garmin, its helpful. When it starts to peg I engage the alternator running off the front disc brake connected to the portable DeFib Unit. When the voltage GAGE says UHOH! I shock myself. GAGEs are helpful!
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I do not think that means....what you think it means. You killed my father prepare to die!


gauge also gage (gj)
n. 1. a. A standard or scale of measurement.
b. A standard dimension, quantity, or capacity.

2. An instrument for measuring or testing.
3. A means of estimating or evaluating; a test: a gauge of character. See Synonyms at standard.
4. Nautical The position of a vessel in relation to another vessel and the wind.
5. a. The distance between the two rails of a railroad.
b. The distance between two wheels on an axle.

6. The interior diameter of a shotgun barrel as determined by the number of lead balls of a size exactly fitting the barrel that are required to make one pound. Often used in combination: a 12-gauge shotgun.
7. The amount of plaster of Paris combined with common plaster to speed setting of the mixture.
8. Thickness or diameter, as of sheet metal or wire.
9. The fineness of knitted cloth as determined by the number of loops per 1 1/2 inches
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^^ Thank you, skankingwebster.
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I skank where ever I can.
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this thread is starting to smell, well, kinda skany!
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Honestly, when I first saw the thread title, I thought . . .

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I have no idea what this thread is about
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Hahaha I smell a smelly smell that smells like A TROLL!! perhaps you should just ride on down the road and if it gets to hard, then you should either shift down a couple cogs, or just stop in the road and fall down.
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Answer: it depends
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It depends on the motor (you)

If you feel comfortable in 6 on the rear and 3 up front, thats cool.
I ride between 7-9 on rear and 3 on front.
Seriously?
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yea, I run an autometer pyrometer and a isspro boost gauge on my mountain bike.
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Just make sure your flux capacitor is working and you'll be fine.
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I have an Awesomeness gauge on my bike. It derives its reading from my current level of awesomeness. As expected, it's always pegged.
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