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    hell's angels h/q e3st ny brunop's Avatar
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    72t chainring in riverside park!

    was skatin' down riverside park this mornin' and this dude was pedalin' along with his kid and i did a freakin' doubletake when i saw his chainring. dude was rockin' a ****in' huge gear. i caught up with him and aksed him about it. dude was about 55 or 60 and rockin' a 72t chainring! sh!Tfire!!! frame was a powdercoated gunmetal bianchi pista. i aksed how he climbed and he said it was mostly for ridin' in central park.

    all dap to this old dude (especially since his kid looked about 7)

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    Just shy of 400W ranger5oh's Avatar
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    72t!? WHolly mother!
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    60% of the time, it works everytime.

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    what size cog?

    and yes, that's a huge gearing no matter what, i suppose. "oh, i'm just running the good ol' 72x17 gearing...y'know..."
    have:ea50 flats, black, light, stiff.
    144 bcd 3/32" 49t sugino track chainring, possibly 75.

    want: risers, light, stiff, 1", black if that can be
    144 bcd 46t or 47t chainring any kind or width

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    he was half man, half amazing
    Quote Originally Posted by Tadashi View Post
    Multiple gears make you weak, period.

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    afro-centric asian?

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    I didn't know many bikes had clearance for that kind of acreage.

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    his rap should be locked in a cell

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    it must've looked like a dinner plate
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    He's like Sly Stone in Cobra

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    Did he look fit? It almost sounds like more ignorance than anything else, as that huge a gear means you're spinning really slow, ergo it might just be for him to relax with his kid. I just can't see any reason for that other than chillin or a speed record.

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    i think I saw the same guy in CP a few weeks ago. Dark haired skinny guy, with a somewhat unhappy look to his face. Looks like he's seem some **** in his time? At least that's what the guy I saw made me think.
    Culture? Art? Making a difference? Hey, go **** yourself. We're too busy drinking, doing drugs, trying to **** random people and you want us to make money on top of all that? Really?

    Well, ****. I don't give a ****.

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    72x46

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    Quote Originally Posted by hyperRevue

    LOL oompa loompa!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZachS
    does anybody need to run 150 gear inches?

    edit: 1500 gear inches...
    Sucks to your ass-mar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonPenguino
    I just can't see any reason for that other than chillin or a speed record.
    Flexin' nuts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moximitre
    does anybody need to run 150 gear inches?

    edit: 1500 gear inches...
    small-wheel land speed record recumbent?

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    what a wimp... i run a 74t chainring

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    "Did he look fit? It almost sounds like more ignorance than anything else, as that huge a gear means you're spinning really slow, ergo it might just be for him to relax with his kid. I just can't see any reason for that other than chillin or a speed record."

    Quote Originally Posted by mrRed
    i think I saw the same guy in CP a few weeks ago. Dark haired skinny guy, with a somewhat unhappy look to his face. Looks like he's seem some **** in his time? At least that's what the guy I saw made me think.
    yeah dude was fit. definitely fit.

    and yeah red, sounds like the guy.

    huge ring..

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    You can order a 73T for your compact crank for $190.

    http://www.hostelshoppe.com/cgi-bin/...sory=990633343

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    i'm gonna pansy out and start with the 60t ring.

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    22t cogs are readily available from EAI and Surly, and I'm sure someone out there makes bigger ones. 72/22 would be about 86 gear inches with a 700c road tire, which isn't that extreme. On the other hand, 72/13 is about 145 gear inches. yikes.

    Wasn't a speed record set on a stripped-down track bike with an 80 or so tooth ring one time back in the day? I remember seeing a picture of it sitting in a museum somewhere in this forum.
    from Minneapolis, with bike love

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    it ain't hard to tell

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    I was bidding on a 69t just for ****s and giggles a few weeks ago. I lost

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