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Old 08-20-14, 10:24 PM   #1
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Track gearing

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What gearing do you recommend for the track? I'm currently running 45x16 for commuting and alleycats, but want to build something track specific. I have another 16t cog (brand new philwood) that I would like to use. I was thinking 52t?
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48x15 to start.
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Uh, a lot more than one gear.
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arent you supposed to have a warm up gear and a running gear? also different gears for different tracks?
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Uh, a lot more than one gear.
To start, one gear is fine. Although @GENESTARWIND is right, you'll want a warmup gear, specifically if you'll be at Kissena.
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go to the velodrome and track racing area on here. Those guys are helpful.
plan on spending a lot of money.
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go to the velodrome and track racing area on here. Those guys are helpful.
plan on spending a lot of money.
Tried finding that, but couldn't. Is it somewhere it shouldn't be?

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Uh, a lot more than one gear.
I only have one side threaded on my rear hub. Good to see you're still alive. How's your Kilo?
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Tried finding that, but couldn't. Is it somewhere it shouldn't be?

Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area
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I only have one side threaded on my rear hub. Good to see you're still alive. How's your Kilo?
Shoot for like 85gi. Small enough to spin, big enough for a decent top end.

Yeah I'm alive, this place just blows. Kilo is gone.
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Shoot for like 85gi. Small enough to spin, big enough for a decent top end.

Yeah I'm alive, this place just blows. Kilo is gone.
85, awesome thanks. Something to work with.

This place does blows. I saw on you pedal room.. What happened? No more velodrome for you?
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85, awesome thanks. Something to work with.

This place does blows. I saw on you pedal room.. What happened? No more velodrome for you?

Eh, changing interests.
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i love a 52 chainring but your back cog u need to have a few i would say have a 14,15,16 but what you have to start is not bad. its something you have to play with and find what works best for you.
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I forgot to ask about your Caad10 too. Are you just leaving cycling all together?


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i love a 52 chainring but your back cog u need to have a few i would say have a 14,15,16 but what you have to start is not bad. its something you have to play with and find what works best for you.
Thanks man, Will get the 52!
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I forgot to ask about your Caad10 too. Are you just leaving cycling all together?
Nah, just downgrading. Don't need that much bike.
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