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    THE STUFFED Leukybear's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1 spoke View Post
    so im 15 and weigh 126, would pushing a 50/18 ratio be good
    It'll stunt your growth.

    Not too sure about the scientific merits of the above statement but we can't speak for you for that question.
    However, you are ultimately limited by how strong your lower body is, how fit you are, and the topography of the area you plan to ride in.

    In such a case, the old saying holds true, you won't know until you try.

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    i weigh 105lbs. 50/18 iz so gud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealFaux View Post
    i weigh 105lbs. 50/18 iz so gud.
    do you live in an area with alot of hills?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
    It'll stunt your growth.

    Not too sure about the scientific merits of the above statement but we can't speak for you for that question.
    However, you are ultimately limited by how strong your lower body is, how fit you are, and the topography of the area you plan to ride in.

    In such a case, the old saying holds true, you won't know until you try.
    i am currently riding 50/16 is this ratio good

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    Not if you enjoy using your knees when you get older, 69 through 72 gear inch is a good area to start
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    Everyone said its better to spin then mash.
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    I just switched from 46/14 to 53/16 today. I haven't ridden it enlighten yet to notice a huge difference. That's going from 86 GI to 87 GI.

    I'd also like to add that gain ratios are probably better for comparing bikes with different crank lengths because they take into account the crank lengths. Gain ratio for my fixie is 6.5.
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    This was the absolute most helpful thread I found when researching how to set-up my own gearing...

    Perhaps if it was pulled out of the sticky index at the top of the forum and made a separate sticky, maybe even renamed something like "Official Gearing Thread Thread", it would get some action and you wouldn't have the steady stream of repetitive questions about gear ratios we've seen here lately

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    Report it to the Mods if you want your idea to get attention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
    Report it to the Mods if you want your idea to get attention.
    And people still wouldn't read it
    I had a good bike ... so I FIXED it

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmSam View Post
    This was the absolute most helpful thread I found when researching how to set-up my own gearing...

    Perhaps if it was pulled out of the sticky index at the top of the forum and made a separate sticky, maybe even renamed something like "Official Gearing Thread Thread", it would get some action and you wouldn't have the steady stream of repetitive questions about gear ratios we've seen here lately
    What is wrong with the name of the thread ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    What is wrong with the name of the thread ?
    It should have been called "Europa's really really useful guide to gearing", but you wouldn't use it ... and just because I didn't write it too


    We are hijacking this thread a bit, maybe you should consider asking the mods to lock it ... but only after someone posts a clip of "Bicycle Repair Man" (I think that's the name of the character in your avatar, I can visualise the skit in all it's horrendous glory)
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