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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 11-11-05, 06:59 PM   #1
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sprocket question

Question is I picked up five speed sekine and Im making it fixed. The chain ring has 50T The fixed bike I ride now is a 40-14 which is perfect. What size sprocket would I need to make it work out the same.
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14*50=40*X gives 17.5 teeth. Either a 17 or 18 should do.
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^ assuming the same size wheels+tires of course.
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^ assuming the same size wheels+tires of course.
True, but since the original poster didn't say...
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Thanks guys. Tire size matters ay. Glad you mentioned that, was going to redish a 700c but I have a nice set of 27x1'' Thanks again
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