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Old 06-13-13, 06:46 AM
John E
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Bikes: 1959 & 1960 Capo; 1982 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;

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Some compact double setups do indeed have the same problem as the 14-speed Rohloff internal hub, i.e,. that the most difficult gear changes (7-8 or 8-7 in the hub gear) and/or least efficient combinations (cross-chain) occur right in the most-used, most-critical ratio ranges. When riding my mountain bike on the road, I spend most of my time in the middle and outer rings in front and the four middle cogs in back (49.5 to 83.2 gear-inches), but I can go as low as 26 or as high as 104 gear inches.
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Capo: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324
Capo: 1960 Sieger (2), S/N 42624, 42597
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1982 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069
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