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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 02-20-08, 07:04 PM   #1
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Whats Your Gear Combo?

nasty 48/16 i be jammin!

POST UP!

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Old 02-20-08, 07:04 PM   #2
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53x11 brakeless.
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Old 02-20-08, 07:13 PM   #4
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53x11 brakeless.
pics or its lies.
I run 44x17, though I might switch to 44x15 soon.
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Old 02-20-08, 07:16 PM   #5
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46/17. 71 inches.
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42/15.
By far my favorite of the 6 or 7 ratios that i've experimented with.
48/17 comes in a close second, which is slightly higher than my 42/15.

I'm I light guy so I find that I can spin up most hills (even big) unless theyre really steep without leaving the saddle.
Especially if I'm using clipless.

BTW I don't take my fixed on tough climbs that are more than ~3 miles in length; i'd usually be on the road bike.

I think that in the future I will possibly lower my gear whilst maintaining avg speed. (or maybe increasing).
I only say this because I'm starting to learn that my strength is high cadence spinning as opposed to high gear mashing.

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Old 02-20-08, 07:32 PM   #7
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it was 48/18, but the *****ass airlines broke part of my crank.. so i got new cranks and a new chainring.. now its 44/16.. and i go faster
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Old 02-20-08, 07:33 PM   #8
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40/13
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Old 02-20-08, 07:34 PM   #9
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42/15.
By far my favorite of the 6 or 7 ratios that i've experimented with.
48/17 comes in a close second (which is slightly higher than my 42/15).

I'm I light guy so I find that I can spin up most hills (even big) unless theyre really steep without leaving the saddle.
Especially if I'm using clipless.

BTW I don't take my fixed on tough climbs that are more than ~3 miles in length; i'd usually be on the road bike.
i ride 48/17, but i dream of that 2.8 ratio. i can't afford,/ don't know how to shop for a new chainring. but i know that 42/15 is the perfect ratio.
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Old 02-20-08, 07:36 PM   #10
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Old 02-20-08, 07:40 PM   #11
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In gear inches...

65/75 fixed and fixed on the touring bike
65 on the mtb
77 on the road bike
78/100 on the other road bike - gotta change the chain ring and chain.

53:11 is about 127 gear inches depending on tyre size... I want to see someone push this gear anywhere besides down a hill.
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Old 02-20-08, 07:41 PM   #12
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Old 02-20-08, 07:41 PM   #13
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Old 02-20-08, 07:48 PM   #14
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53-19 *****s
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Old 02-20-08, 07:52 PM   #15
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Old 02-20-08, 07:54 PM   #16
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Old 02-20-08, 07:54 PM   #17
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pirate - 53:19 = 73.6 gear inches.
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Old 02-20-08, 07:54 PM   #18
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Somewhere in the low 70s GI
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Old 02-20-08, 07:55 PM   #19
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mid 60s. bout time someone makes another one of these threads eh
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Old 02-20-08, 07:56 PM   #20
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Old 02-20-08, 08:35 PM   #22
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42-16 SS at the moment, but 42-18, 42-20, 42-22 at times. Commuter, grocery getter, tow bike.
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48/17 - fuji track pro

49/17 - nagasawa
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Group rides with roadies, 80 GI. Otherwise, 70 GI.
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48x17- for my flat lifestyle
45x17- for my hilly lifestyle
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