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    san diego gear ratio

    im going to be moving to san diego from philadelphia. any suggestions for a gear ratio? i dont know much of the hills there.
    right now im on a 48x16 (fixed), but im still new in the game
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    Experience your current gearing in SD and change accordingly, if needed.

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    i'm not sure what the official san diego gear ratio is.

    why not just ride your current ratio there? unless you wear a skirt you should be able to tough it out and become stronger from it.

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    i gotta agree. why spend money when you don't need to.. Then again you are running just one skid patch with 48x16 fixed

    // I ran 48x16 fixed too...
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    yeah, one patch will become expensive.
    haha, ill leave my skirt in philadelphia

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    I started with 42 16.
    Went to 44, then to 48.
    Then to a 15 rear.

    48x15 and 4915 are my current runnings. A bit tall to be honest, a ***** to climb with often (you can hear me screaming sometimes). Better would be 46. I've seen everything from 33x18 (SS MTB on 29) to 51x14 (OMFG!). YMMV.

    I think 46x16 is best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD Fixed View Post
    I think 46x16 is best.
    for you.

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    Stay on the coast and there are very few hills. Go East where there is a lot of riding, you are going to be hitting a ton of hills. With that said, go to a 51 x 14

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    Very few hills on the coast????? You mean Nautilus in La Jolla, Soledad Mt Road in PB, and Hill Street in OB are not hills?????

    OK.

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    There are some bigs hills leading up to the velodrome.

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    You guys are high, the hills that are note worthy are few and far between

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    yeah it dosent really matter cause i just walk them anyway.

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    there are dope bike shops spread around? which do you use?

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    is there anything like a bike church or community bike center?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRANDUNE View Post
    You guys are high, the hills that are note worthy are few and far between
    You're ****ting me right? Where do you ride? I lived in PB and rode around a lot in 70's and 80's and you're telling me the hills are far a few between? Ever rode Loring Street or know where it is? What about Laurel Steet or Torrey Pines road up to UCSD from Ardath? I bet Illion St. will make you get off and walk.

    Dude,

    Quit riding around Mission Bay and Fiesta Island and do some hills ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by beakgeek View Post
    You're ****ting me right? Where do you ride? I lived in PB and rode around a lot in 70's and 80's and you're telling me the hills are far a few between? Ever rode Loring Street or know where it is? What about Laurel Steet or Torrey Pines road up to UCSD from Ardath? I bet Illion St. will make you get off and walk.

    Dude,

    Quit riding around Mission Bay and Fiesta Island and do some hills ;-)
    I live in Seattle dipsh!t, but i spent 25 years of my life riding in San Diego and it really isn't that bad

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    Well, people with fixed gears dont really leave north/south park, hillcrest, golden hill, kensington or university heights... and thats all pretty flat... So I wouldnt worry too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadfix View Post
    for you.
    He asked. I offered. Need for 3rd party interjection: zero.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRANDUNE View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFly View Post
    Well, people with fixed gears dont really leave north/south park, hillcrest, golden hill, kensington or university heights... and thats all pretty flat... So I wouldnt worry too much.
    I live in spring valley, work in down town.

    Got a few hills between here and there.
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