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Old 03-02-16, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Why, especially the "better gearing," whatever that means, part?

I did my first century on a early to mid-80s Trek 660 12 speed. IIRC, my girlfriend, who rode with me, was riding an RB-3. It was definitely a Bridgestone. The gearing was fine for the terrain. People do centuries on single speed bikes.

I was thinking if the course has steep climbs, I may need the better gearing, but from what you said-- maybe not. I don't want to invest in another bike unless it's really needed. I could always replace the freewheel on the RB-3 with one that has more teeth on the lower gears.
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