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    Single speed 48/12

    Hello. As anyone tried 48/12 in NYC??

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    Nope. Silly overgearing IMO
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    That's almost too big for the track....
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    Why would you even want such a high ratio on the street?
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    That is on the very very very high end for track racing. 90% of trackies would say it is too high for racing. Which means it is way too high for any street, in any place.

    I would recomend you get a 17 or 18 tooth cog for your 48.
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    105 GI. 48x12 is murder for street.

    48x17 would be ideal.
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    I am on 48/14.

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    You trollin ha?
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    How do i tweak my brakes so it will be good for skidding?
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    As Minchin said, praying before a sporting event and winning does not mean that god took time out from torturing and killing babies in Africa to ensure your team's win.

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    Phil? is that you ha?
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    God damn, you need a lot of external validation for your gearing choices. Just try whatever stupid gearing you want, and if it works, you'll know.
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    again? it doesnt matter what anyone else has done. make your own mistakes and learn from it
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    I've used 52x16 wouldn't recommend it to most anyone... so what do you think?
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    OP - You trying to make up for something with that big gi?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonLee View Post
    I am on 48/14.
    Yeah, on a mountain bike wheel.

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    lol yea the GI aint as high as on a 700c like 23 or 25 or like 40c tire.

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    It's still stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonLee View Post
    lol yea the GI aint as high as on a 700c like 23 or 25 or like 40c tire.
    Very informative. We've all learned something. Thanks.
    Last edited by Scrodzilla; 08-15-12 at 08:42 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonLee View Post
    lol yea the GI aint as high as on a 700c like 23 or 25 or like 40c tire.
    you should really clarify that, because gearing has to do with your wheel size too. if ive tried 48/12 on a 12 inch kids bike my experience wont matter (not like it does anyway)

    are you trying to go as slow as physically possible on a bicycle? youre certainly not averaging 40 mph in nyc. only if the entire city was a ghost town would you even reach > track speeds in the streets

    why do you want to use such a high gearing in the first place?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonLee View Post
    lol yea the GI aint as high as on a 700c like 23 or 25 or like 40c tire.
    Lol hey dood like what gear inches ru running now? Also, what bike u ride? Also what gear ratios do your friends run?
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    As Minchin said, praying before a sporting event and winning does not mean that god took time out from torturing and killing babies in Africa to ensure your team's win.

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    Way too high for urban. Especially NYC. You got a deathwish? You looking to have double knee replacement in your early 30s?

    My gearing is 48x15 fixed, but I live rural and most of my rides are traffic light/stop sign free and rolling hills. For me it's a fitness thing. The only strain is getting started, but once I'm up to speed it's 90-120 rpm consistantly. Can't imagine trying to take off from traffic lights and navigating NYC w/the gearing in your post. Like others have suggested try putting a 17, 18 or 19t cog w/t 48. Makes much more sense for your environment and terrain.

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    I bet this thread exists because the EAI gold metal in 12T comes in a pink bag.

    which is really the only reason I want one.

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