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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 12-20-08, 02:17 AM   #1
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Need help with gearing ratio..

I am fairly new to riding fixed. I have been riding for around 5 months. I am currently running 49x17 and I can keep up until I start hitting hills. I live in a really hilly area. Some small and some steep. What would be an appropriate gearing ratio? I want to get a new chainring and not sure what to get.
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Old 12-20-08, 02:20 AM   #2
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I would recommend a 46 so you can have 46x17 which is right at 70GI which is not really a mashing gear but its also not something you will be spinning too hard with downhill.
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