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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 08-19-08, 10:06 PM   #1
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wheelie ratio

right now i'm running 48:16 and can't get the thing to rise.
I heard lower ratio=easier wheelies

what size cog do you wheelie riders generally use?
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Old 08-19-08, 11:07 PM   #2
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You have to have an arrospok.
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Old 08-19-08, 11:11 PM   #3
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And a top tube pad.
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Did you even watch MASH yet?
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wheelie riders!
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you're around 80inches, thats a lil high.

for wheelies, im assuming people have their gear inches below 70. but dont ask me i have never done one!
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Old 08-20-08, 04:00 AM   #7
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technique is more important - lean back, torque it up, 12-6 combo. push your rear wheel forward.

i've been practicing and am no where near padawan status yet
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