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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 10-11-12, 05:16 PM   #1
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I need help picking a gear

Okay so i have been building up a single speed mtb over the last year. Its a old bike new components 26 inch tires. I'm running 2.2 graffiti UK's. I'm planning on running a sinz 175mm crank. This bike is supposed to be my city bike not to much incline but i need to be able to get up to a decent speed quickly. Any recommendations id appreciate it. The front chain-rings gotta be between 34 40.
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Old 10-11-12, 07:34 PM   #2
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http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...imer-for-Newbs

Welcome to the forum. Check out the sticky thread on gear choices.

On my SS MTB I ride about 58 gear inches on the street and about 52 for trails.

Feel free to ask more gear related questions in the thread I linked to.
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As a 5 bolt/110 bcd which is what the sinz crank has, You have a good gear range available. You can go from 34 up to 50 with a ss specific chainring.
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