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    how many gear inches do you run?

    for me its

    52 front
    19 back

    on 26 inch MTB tires

    = 71.2

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    search function

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    yeah dude.

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    a gazillion.

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    52 x 18 = ~75'

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    Inches?! It's all about feet baby!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
    Road [racing] is one of the only sports where adult men can compete in a non-scholastic setting, so inevitably 8/10 racers are fiercely-competitive nobodies. It's fun as hell, but it's also the foremost refuge of defeated and aging jocks, turned middle-management types.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jserse
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    Yeah, it's way too hard to type a 2-3 digit #

    46x17 - 71.4"
    46x20 - 60.7"

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    44/16 * 26 = 71.5"

    Just an old converted Fuji mtb singlespeed, till I can afford a new ride!

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    There is a recent thread on this already
    Because, yeah... uh huh! Umm, yeah!

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    This many.

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    My gear runs 8.25".....wait...what were we talking about?
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    beat me to it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by SingingSabre View Post
    Cheating: a symptom of the problem.

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    63 or so.
    "Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world". ~Grant Petersen

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    82.something, stock pista gearing (48x16)

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    81 inches on the main fixed gear bike (I'll drop it down to 76 inches in the winter)
    76 inches on the beater
    49, 52, 55, 59 inches on the SSMTB, depending on the trail (thinking of adding a 46 inch option)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoRoK
    82.something, stock pista gearing (48x16)
    Me too, although not a Pista. It's a little to high for me where I ride, so I have a 17t cog waiting for me to swap in next week...should bring it down to ~76.

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    I don't understand the "search" comments.

    Any subject on any forum comes up again and again and again....and again.

    If I have something new to say on the subject, I welcome the opportunity.

    If I don't have anything to say...I don't say anything.

    That said....

    I have ridden almost every possible gear inch combination from 59" to 82".

    I have a bike intended for 54" on order.

    Hoodathunkit?

    Most factory fixies, like a Bianchi Pista or the like, come with 78".

    I think experienced riders, on the average, settle down to 72".

    Surprisingly, the 59" I now ride gives me the best round-trip times of any gear combo I have yet ridden.

    When I rode 82" I could get to work (7.5 miles) in 23 minutes (three major stoplights).

    Coming home, though, gaining 800', took me almost twice as long, 45 minutes.

    Twenty-three plus 45 equals 68 minutes for a 15 mile round-trip, losing 800 feet one way and gaining it back coming home.

    At 59" I take 30 minutes to get to work and 35 minutes to get home, for a total of 65 minutes.

    Three minutes faster at 59".

    Part of this gain might come from a more constant average speed.

    Some of it comes from the increased acceleration at 59", which gives me a lot more capability/options at intersections and traffic circles; not to mention the increased control over deceleration at 59", which lets me hold more speed, longer, as I approach an intersection or traffic circle.

    One also has to factor in my age, 61 years next week.

    A younger rider would probably have the energy/wattage to make better use of the 82" gear combo than I do.

    But then again, a younger rider might have a higher spin rate at 59" than do I.

    Hm.

    Fun to think about.

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    90% of the time I run just under 70 inches.

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    73.6 (42x15 on 23mm 700c)

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    69" and loving it

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    Currently only 65.7...

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