Old 10-18-06, 07:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Phil from VA
That gearing might limit you to a 10 mph top speed. Plan on climbing some Alps?
Dunno 'bout that. Using 700c wheels, a 44T "big ring" with an 11T cog gives a 108 gear-inch high gear or the same as a 52x13. A cadence of 100 rpm produces over 32 mph. Isn't that enough?
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