Old 01-10-12, 04:40 PM
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After reading through this stuff, I realize now that it was kind of a dumb post. Maybe I shouldn't post in the morning when I'm on coffee....

If you wanted to equal out the cogs, say a 30 in the front and a 30 in the back, it would be a tiny gear. Unless, like AndreyT said, you had a huge rear wheel, or you could pedal at 200 rpms with no problem. A 20 in the front and 20 in the back would be tiny, a 50 and a 50 also. Somehow I confused myself and didn't realize that bicycles are geared (given wheels that are 27 inches or so in diameter) for humans who pedal at around 80 rpms comfortably and have a relatively similar power band. That's the way I see it now, and it makes sense...to me at least.

Thanks for the replies.
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