Join Date: May 2010
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
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46/18 sounds pretty reasonable. If that's what you were recommended I'd go with that.
I'm starting to feel like there should be a sticky in this forum for all the "help me choose a gear ratio" threads. There's no magic formula for choosing a ratio, it's all about personal preference, ability, and what you'll be using the bike for.
Originally Posted by episodic
I usually can keep my 7 speed fuji in 5th gear most of the time without thought. It isn't the hardest - nor is it the easiest (2 gears from the hardest).
This is where I went wrong on one FG conversion. I thought, "since I can ride in this gear most of the time it should be ok, plus I'll be able to go really fast." I geared the bike 52/15 since I only had a 15T cog at the time. Wrong! You need to be able to use that gear all the time
because you only have one.
Last edited by FastJake; 10-26-10 at 07:24 PM.