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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 04-28-06, 01:07 PM   #1
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SFO / Bezerkley gearing question...

I picked up a 70's Raleigh 531 frame to build as a fixie for my brother who's in grad school in Berkeley. He is pretty damn athletic, but has never ridden fixed before. What's a good ratio to start him out at? 42-16?

I'm not familiar with the area (hills) wel enough to know what ratio would be appropriate. Thanks!
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Old 04-28-06, 01:17 PM   #2
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Jesus loves 42-16.
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Does he now? Thanks.
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We had a thread about gearing in SF a few days ago. SF: What ratio do you rock?
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We had a thread about gearing in SF a few days ago. SF: What ratio do you rock?
THank you, that's exactly what I needed.
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