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Old 07-08-04, 08:47 AM
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gear ratios

ok here is my delema i have a 46/combo rite now witch is reely hard to petal so i was went out and bought a 30teeth chain whele and stillused my 17 tooth freewhele and it was crazy liek a full petal would get me an inch so can some pleas tell me a ratio like 30/13 that is a good even pedal ratio and i cant go lower than 13 on the freewhele cuz i dont got a casset hub.

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44x16 is 'standard' in the industry. That is exactly 2.75 teeth on the rear sprocket to every ONE tooth on the front sprocket. So, if you have a hub that can take a 13 tooth freewheel (DOES YOUR HUB ACTUALLY TAKE DOWNDRIVE STYLE FREEWHEELS?) then you can run about a 36 or 35/13 ratio and it will feel similar to 44x16. Go to 33 or 31 if you want easier pedalling.
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