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Old 09-18-07, 04:46 AM
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i have got a 32 tooth sprocket on my bike at the moment if i put a 33 on it would it make the gearing higher or lower and how much of a difference would it make?
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Old 09-18-07, 08:32 AM
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There are loads of gear ratio calculators available. Google Sheldon Brown Gear Calculator and you can figure it out for yourself.
The short answer is you will go about an inch and a half further with each pedal stroke and it will be slightly harder to pedal.
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Old 09-18-07, 09:35 AM
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it will make it harder. what do you have on the rear?
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Old 09-18-07, 09:56 AM
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First off, what do you have in the rear?
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Old 09-18-07, 05:38 PM
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i have got a 12 tooth on the back.
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Old 09-18-07, 06:55 PM
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what would happen if i put a 13 tooth cog on the back?
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Old 09-18-07, 07:21 PM
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dont change the back 33-13 is pretty standard gearing, its the same as 44-16. what do you want, a harder gear?
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Old 09-18-07, 07:30 PM
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44-16
39-14
36-13
33-12
30-11
28-10
25-9
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thanks wethepeople that has help heaps.
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Old 09-19-07, 10:37 AM
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dont change the back 33-13 is pretty standard gearing, its the same as 44-16. what do you want, a harder gear?

sorry, i meant 33-12.
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Old 10-02-07, 09:13 AM
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What is an ideal gearing for a freestyle rider?
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It all depends on what you are doing. For myself, I want 28-10.
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I just realized I've been rolling on a 28-16. 16 if that's really what the stock part is.
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Thats dumb...
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It feels fine.
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You enjoy having to pedal like crazy to pick up any speed at all?
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fuzzbox had lost 10 respect points.
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In the negative?
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ya shes almost to -100.
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I actually don't have to pedal like crazy.
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Well acctually yes you would have to compared to a normal gear ratio.
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no, shes stupid. her bike stock is 43 16. IF its changed to 28 she must be slow or not have 16.
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The internet says it's 16, I'm too lazy to count.

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well why did you put on a 28?!
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