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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 03-24-07, 12:21 PM   #1
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Rear Cog Teeth Question

i was just wondering how many teeth people use for their rear cog. What do the different number of teeth do?
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Old 03-24-07, 12:47 PM   #2
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I like 16 teeth myself, but this is a usless answer.
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Old 03-24-07, 12:52 PM   #3
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Assuming this is not a troll:

The size of the sprocket in the rear I use kind of depends on the chainring I am using. The smaller the sprocket, the harder it will be to pedal the bike but the faster it can go. A larger sprocket will make it easier to push the pedals, but you will need to spin at a higher cadence to reach a given speed.
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Old 03-24-07, 01:17 PM   #4
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See, this is why people should become well educated with the world of cycling, before entering the fixed gear continent. It is just a much smoother transaction.
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Old 03-24-07, 01:22 PM   #5
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17 lots of skid patches
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See, this is why people should become well educated with the world of cycling, before entering the fixed gear continent. It is just a much smoother transaction.
As long as they understand why someone spends $4000 to build a bike that resembles $100 Hi-Ten supermarket BMX they are just fine
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