Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Montréal (Québec)
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On the tandem: 48-38-24 (the smallest rings that fit on standard Road cranks with 130/74 mm BCD), with 13-34 custom cassette (13-15-16-17-18-20-23-26-34).
On the tourer: 44-34-24 (on a XT crankset) with 12-32 custom cassette (12-14-15-16-17-19-21-25-32).
When touring, I almost never find the need for a gear taller than 80 gear-inches. And even for solo lightweight rides, 85-90 gear-inches is the tallest I ever want.