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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 10-02-11, 06:57 PM   #1
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47x19 gearing

i have 47x19 gearing and i want to keep my same front gearing but want easier skidding what is a good ratio
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Old 10-02-11, 06:59 PM   #2
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I recommend 47x47 for supah ez skidz
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51x13 imo
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Old 10-02-11, 07:02 PM   #4
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52x12 is MILES better. Come on man, help him out, don't give him the wrong info.
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Old 10-02-11, 07:11 PM   #5
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that gear is not low enough. wild.
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54-12 ftw.
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Just 54? HTFU and go for 56-12. 126 gi
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OP it's very simple. The easier it is to pedal, the easier it will be to stop pedaling and skid. If you can't do it at 47x19 though, its not the bike, it's you. HTFU.
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Old 10-02-11, 08:03 PM   #12
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that gear is not low enough. wild.
That's what I'm saying. If you can't skid on that gear, you either need to ride some hills and get stronger legs, or look at your foot retention because something isn't right.
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You can't skid 65gi??? Angie - who is 5'3" and weighs 110 lbs - can skid 74gi without any trouble.

I'm no doctor but it sounds like you need a healthy dose of HTFU.
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47x19 gearing

well i is now able skid stop kinda just looking for a easier way how bout 47x16
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how about put your weight forward.

how about run a brake and stop skidding

how about longer stem.
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Just 54? HTFU and go for 56-12. 126 gi
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36-12. Start spinnin and skiddin brah.

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I know. I don't even want to think about how hard it would be to start/stop. But think about how fast you could go!
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Well I can skid now and all u guys are no help
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well i is now able skid stop kinda just looking for a easier way how bout 47x16
That would be harder. The closer the two numbers are to each other, the easier the gearing is.

Really though, you shouldn't change it to make it easier. Just stop being weak.
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Well I can skid now and all u guys are no help
Skidding must come from within.
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well i is now able skid stop kinda just looking for a easier way how bout 47x16
Just practice some more, your current gearing should be plenty easy to skid on. 47x16 would be harder.
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Well I can skid now and all u guys are no help
you must have just watched this video then

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