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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 05-31-10, 10:31 AM   #1
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To all the Seattle SS/FG riders out there...

I was just curious as to what gear ratios you guys are riding on. My girlfriend and I are planning on moving here this fall and I plan on riding everywhere. My gear ratio right now is 46:17 which is good for the East Bay of CA but doesn't seem too great for Seattle. Thanks!
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Old 05-31-10, 11:40 AM   #2
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So does everyone in seattle have your strength and ability? You go there, and judge for yourself what is a good gear.
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Define "doesn't seem too great." I'm guessing you run 165 cranks.

I run 44/15 on the streets of Vancouver. Similar topography to Seattle. That's 79 gear inches to your 73.

What is wrong with what you have? You use the word "here" so I assume you are visiting right now?
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