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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 06-14-09, 12:10 PM   #1
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Hey everyone. I'm new to the forums and the fixie world as well, but not to fear, i have been doing my research/lurking here for a while so i'm not totally lost. I have a 1978 Ross europa 10 speed waiting for me back at home which im going to convert to ss/fg flip flop. i'm currently in denmark studying abroad and the overwhelming amount of people commuting via bike has really inspired me to start as well. The majority of my riding will be through NYC and i have been trying to figure out what gearing to shoot for. i was thinking a 46t chainring 15t cog and 16t freewheel. does this seem like a reasonable combination for city commuting? I'm 6'1" 170 and in decent shape. I really look forward to building my bike and hanging around here for a good while.

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Old 06-14-09, 12:18 PM   #2
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I would get a bike from BD and not waste time and money converting that.
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Old 06-14-09, 12:25 PM   #3
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Hey everyone. I'm new to the forums and the fixie world as well, but not to fear, i have been doing my research/lurking here for a while so i'm not totally lost. I have a 1978 Ross europa 10 speed waiting for me back at home which im going to convert to ss/fg flip flop. i'm currently in denmark studying abroad and the overwhelming amount of people commuting via bike has really inspired me to start as well. The majority of my riding will be through NYC and i have been trying to figure out what gearing to shoot for. i was thinking a 46t chainring 15t cog and 16t freewheel. does this seem like a reasonable combination for city commuting? I'm 6'1" 170 and in decent shape. I really look forward to building my bike and hanging around here for a good while.

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thatll be a lot of fun. what generation a4?
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Old 06-14-09, 12:30 PM   #4
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thanks, i really look forward to the conversion when i get home. its my parent's B6 in horrid green 1.8Tauto. I used to have a white B5 5spd which was amazing, until it started falling apart....
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