Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 42

Thread: 44x15

  1. #1
    ride that damn bike.... bejay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    nyc
    My Bikes
    yanagisawa njs outfit...iro markv
    Posts
    75
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    44x15

    hey is anyone riding this gear combo....im switching from 44x16 what am i in store for?

  2. #2
    Senior Member Terror_in_pink's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Los Angeles
    My Bikes
    Custom Holland Ti road bike, Custom track bike I traded a painting for.
    Posts
    2,048
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i'm riding 43x15 and i love it.

  3. #3
    cyclist/gearhead/cycli... moxfyre's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    DC / Maryland suburbs
    My Bikes
    Homebuilt tourer/commuter, modified-beyond-recognition 1990 Trek 1100, reasonably stock 2002-ish Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo
    Posts
    4,182
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hmmm, I think you're in for a gear that is 6.25% harder :-P
    My bikes | Linux and Python stuff | Photo gallery

    Sheldon Brown, I miss you. Thanks for the advice, ideas, humor, and infectious enthusiasm for everything bikes...

  4. #4
    Retrogrouch in Training bostontrevor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Knee-deep in the day-to-day
    Posts
    5,484
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It'll feel a bit thicker when you go to move, but nothing terrible. You should get used pretty quickly. And it'll be 6.66666...% harder. The 16t gear is 6.25% easier.

  5. #5
    hateful little monkey jim-bob's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    oakland, ca
    Posts
    5,266
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You'll blow your knees out and never walk again. Better place an order for one of those motorized cart-things right now.

  6. #6
    Senior Member Terror_in_pink's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Los Angeles
    My Bikes
    Custom Holland Ti road bike, Custom track bike I traded a painting for.
    Posts
    2,048
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jim-bob
    You'll blow your knees out and never walk again. Better place an order for one of those motorized cart-things right now.
    like this... these are hot

  7. #7
    hateful little monkey jim-bob's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    oakland, ca
    Posts
    5,266
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    THIS IS YOUR FUTURE!!!


  8. #8
    brain damaged bovine muccapazza's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    back on the dental floss ranch, wielding zircon encrusted tweezers
    My Bikes
    Schwinn wrecked ol' Probe 1x2, 84 Bianchi Limited,Cannondale F400,Raleigh 20 folder,78 Schwinn LeTour III Fixed Gear,Redline Conquest Pro,71-73 Gitane TdF,Gitane Grand Sport de Luxe,78 Raleigh Super Course,80 Schwinn World Sport
    Posts
    625
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jim-bob
    You'll blow your knees out and never walk again. Better place an order for one of those motorized cart-things right now.
    LOL...I want the one that can drive you to the edge of the grand canyon. I'ld just make sure I knew where all the controls are so it wouldn't go all Evel Knievel on my a**. Maybe it comes with a parachute retrofit kit.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    San Francisco, CA
    Posts
    452
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by bejay
    what am i in store for?
    likely a slightly longer wheelbase.

  10. #10
    無くなった HereNT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Sci-Fi Wasabi
    My Bikes
    I built the Bianchi track bike back up today.
    Posts
    5,073
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    How much longer of a wheelbase? Won't that affect cornering?

  11. #11
    loser
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    portland, or
    My Bikes
    steyr, lejeune, schwinn, sears, crescent, blah blah blah.
    Posts
    386
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by harryhood
    likely a slightly longer wheelbase.
    A longer wheelbase? good one!

  12. #12
    dot dot dot noumena9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Brooklyn
    My Bikes
    Red Soma Rush 49x15
    Posts
    284
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    hmmm. I ride 49x15. Is there something wrong with me? I just spec'd the gear that I liked best of my roadie. hmmm. Maybe I should go to a 49x19 or something.

  13. #13
    Retrogrouch in Training bostontrevor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Knee-deep in the day-to-day
    Posts
    5,484
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nothing wrong with it though it might be a bit steep. You're not really spinning the right cadence till you get up around 20mph.

  14. #14
    dot dot dot noumena9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Brooklyn
    My Bikes
    Red Soma Rush 49x15
    Posts
    284
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    well... my cruising speed on the streets is 17-23mph, I seem to max out at about 26-27 on the flat and I feel unfcomfortable going faster than about 32 on the downhills, so I guess I'm ok, although I really wonder how people can maintain 33mph+ on the track... I am nowhere near that level of fitness, I guess.

    I rarely hit any hills that really set me back, althought there were a couple in queens on the TA century route that we troublesome.

  15. #15
    troglodyte ryan_c's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    the tunnels
    My Bikes
    Surly Pacer, Surly Steamroller, Fuji S-12S, Murray fixed-gear, Iverson 3-speed
    Posts
    1,284
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Terror_in_pink
    like this... these are hot
    Looks brakeless! Hot!

  16. #16
    hang up your boots ostro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    San Francisco
    My Bikes
    84 Pinarello, Trek Liquid 30, Torker CX 24, Gromada Track
    Posts
    1,575
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i ride 42x14, which is basically the same gearing. It works for me, i am able to fly on the flats and climbing is not a problem, especially when you blow by the roadies at twice their speed uphill!

  17. #17
    Retired Member ultra-g's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Queens New York
    My Bikes
    Bianchi Pisa, LeMond Poprad
    Posts
    1,181
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Can't be much different from 48x17. I'm a slug up hills and a tidal wave down hills.
    I Changed My User Name!

  18. #18
    Senior Citizen Discount fixedfiend's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    998
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ostro
    i ride 42x14, which is basically the same gearing. It works for me, i am able to fly on the flats and climbing is not a problem, especially when you blow by the roadies at twice their speed uphill!
    isn't 42X14 more equal to 48X16? 49X15 is pretty steep for the street in my book, especially if your riding brakeless. I say just get a 16 cog and see how that works out for you. It probably wont let you top out as much but the starts and stops wont kill you.

  19. #19
    hang up your boots ostro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    San Francisco
    My Bikes
    84 Pinarello, Trek Liquid 30, Torker CX 24, Gromada Track
    Posts
    1,575
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by fixedfiend
    isn't 42X14 more equal to 48X16? 49X15 is pretty steep for the street in my book, especially if your riding brakeless. I say just get a 16 cog and see how that works out for you. It probably wont let you top out as much but the starts and stops wont kill you.

    my bad you are right, 42x14 is equal to 48x16, both are 81 gear inches, 44x16 is 74.3, 44x15 is 79.2

  20. #20
    MADE IN TAIWAN wangster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    SF
    My Bikes
    Tarmac, Humble, Makino, Schwinn
    Posts
    2,437
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I ride a 46x14, but it's starting to be drag in the city. maybe i'm just not in shape enough, but i'm gonna go get a 16 cog and see how big a difference that'll make.

  21. #21
    the way we get by skitbraviking's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Wherever the f**k I feel it
    My Bikes
    Cinelli Supercorsa / Surly Karate Monkey
    Posts
    2,719
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm riding 44 x 15 and love it. It was the best middle ground for me. Just enough to skid when needed, so I can ride brakeless.
    "I can't go on, I'll go on..." —S. Beckett

    "Ta det lungnt." —Dungen

    blah blah blah...

  22. #22
    i buy vinyl
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    back in the 'burgh
    Posts
    149
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Terror_in_pink
    like this... these are hot

    i saw a cop on one of these in the chicago airport a few months ago. ... definitely did not convey a look of authority. looks top heavy, wonder what would happen if he hit a pothole?

  23. #23
    Retrogrouch in Training bostontrevor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Knee-deep in the day-to-day
    Posts
    5,484
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I suppose it also depends on the specific rider. The ideal cadence of 70 rpm is pretty generic. Some people are spinners and some are mashers. Me, I'm surprised to find that I'm a spinner. 100 rpm is a cakewalk and I'm pretty comfortable up until 130 or so (not bragging, I know there are those who spin much faster here, just saying that's not really mashing country).

    And just on a technical note, 48/16 is only 81 inches if you're rolling 27" wheels. On 700x23c it's much closer to 79. The other gearings are probably also slightly lower for most folks than what's quoted.

  24. #24
    ride that damn bike.... bejay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    nyc
    My Bikes
    yanagisawa njs outfit...iro markv
    Posts
    75
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    well i rode all night with the 44/15 and i like it a lot more than the 44/16....anyway good riding....

  25. #25
    i don't stop travsi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    basel, switzerland
    My Bikes
    soma rush, giro
    Posts
    1,058
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i'm riding 44x16 right now. i tried 44x15. it was easy to go too fast and i found it a bit much for some hills and skidding. i'm really happy with 44x16, but i would still like a tick more speed, so i'm going to try 45x16.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •