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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 05-23-08, 07:20 AM   #26
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48-18 fixed and 48-19 ss. I never had ridden ss until this week and it's fun.
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Old 05-23-08, 09:06 AM   #27
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46x16

handles the rolling hills out here ok. I do have to stand up once in a while.
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Old 05-23-08, 09:13 AM   #28
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my commuter is 45x18
my track bike that is not ridden on the track but still not a tarck is a very comfy 46x16
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Old 05-23-08, 09:27 AM   #29
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fixed 48x19
i dig it for now
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Old 05-23-08, 09:31 AM   #30
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53x19 street/long rides, 53x16 training/intervals.
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Old 05-23-08, 09:38 AM   #31
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48x18.

great gearing for this city, just wish it equated to more skid patches.
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Old 05-23-08, 09:40 AM   #32
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49:18, about 70 GI. all around good for wheelies, some suburban hills, and getting into the city.
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Old 05-23-08, 09:44 AM   #33
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^do you change your cog once in the city??
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Old 05-23-08, 10:03 AM   #34
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47:17

i'm just getting started and really don't have anything to compare to, but i certainly feel like i get going pretty fast
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Old 05-23-08, 10:27 AM   #35
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Nah, I stay at 70 GI and survive plenty alright.
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Old 05-23-08, 10:52 AM   #36
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Old 05-23-08, 11:00 AM   #37
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42:15. Gets me up a couple of hills during my commute and I'm able to keep a decent speed on the flats.
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Old 05-23-08, 12:15 PM   #38
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I have to say, as someone who's been around this forum for a while now, I'm seeing a lot more diversity in what people run these days here. I swear, it used to be everybody ran 48/17 give or take, and any deviation from that got attacked by the fixed gear forum keepers of the gate.

Nice to see some growth and progress around here.
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Old 05-23-08, 12:17 PM   #39
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I run a 42x16 on my singlespeed weather bike, when I got the bike it was a 39x16.
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Old 05-23-08, 01:20 PM   #40
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Old 05-23-08, 01:46 PM   #41
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Old 05-23-08, 01:48 PM   #42
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48:15 for flat to rolling to moderate long or shorter steep hills
48:17 for local hill climb ~1/mo.
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Old 05-23-08, 02:15 PM   #43
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Running a fixed/fixed hub. 46 x 17 for commuting and 46 x 18 for trails.
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Old 05-23-08, 02:30 PM   #44
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52:18 and it's nice for my flat city
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Old 05-23-08, 02:55 PM   #45
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48:16, but my commute is moderately hilly, so i'm looking to drop some gear inches. my housemate swears by his 52:20 setup, which i've been thinking about switching to. however, i've got a fuji track with non-stock pretty much everything besides the crankset, which i'm fairly sure are 165mm, and on steep descends it becomes very apparent that the crank arms are too short, so i'm not sure i want to be spinning _more_ than i currently am. i don't really feel like getting a cheap crankset, but i've gotten the bike to where i don't really want to blow much more money on parts..decent cranks alone are probably worth more than the frame. should i suck it up and get nicer, larger cranks, buy mediocre, longer cranks, or just deal with it while spinning faster?
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Old 05-23-08, 02:59 PM   #46
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43 x 15 fixed (75 g.i.). I have a 17t freewheel on the other side, but I can't remember the last time I flipped the wheel.
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Old 05-23-08, 03:01 PM   #47
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45x16
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Old 05-23-08, 04:39 PM   #48
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42x15 when I'm carrying air conditioners
42x14 when I want to tear up those Philly Phlats
300x13 when I want to break land speed records
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Old 05-23-08, 06:33 PM   #49
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I'm running 42x16 with 700x37c tires, which is 71 gear inches.

Planning to move to 49x17, which will be about 77 gear inches IIRC.

I like teh spinz

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Old 05-23-08, 07:25 PM   #50
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48x16. Seems perfect for NYC riding.
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