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Old 11-13-04, 04:12 PM
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does anyone know what chainwheel size i should run if i have a 14tooth freewheel?
i think its 39 but i wasnt sure
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Old 11-13-04, 04:58 PM
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52... its the best
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Old 11-13-04, 06:41 PM
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yep, its 39.
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Old 11-13-04, 06:51 PM
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52 lol
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Old 11-13-04, 10:54 PM
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what? you dont like a little challenge every now and then?
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Old 11-13-04, 11:30 PM
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lets see ya race with a 52-14 gearing.
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Old 11-14-04, 07:27 AM
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how do u determine your gearing. what r the advantages of different gearing?
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Old 11-14-04, 08:57 AM
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the smaller the chainwheel the easier it is to pedal, the bigger it is the harder to pedal. small you dont go as fast, big you go fast. the smaller the freewheel though, its harder to pedal, the bigger is easier to pedal.
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so basically, the bigger the difference in the number of teeth the faster you'll go (i think) but the slower youll accelerate. think of a car. when you shift up, you wont accelerate as fast, but youll get a higher top speed.
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the smaller u get on the freewheel the smaller you get on teh chainwheel...to keep your same gearing
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Old 11-14-04, 08:55 PM
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Actualy if you get used to it a big chainwheel and small freewheel isn't that bad for dirt and a little street. I ride 48/13 and everyone thinks I'm crazy but its fine if you know how to use your weight and I'm only 150 and I still beat my friends with smaller gearing up the hills. But for most people I wouldnt suggest this unless you like racing guys with mountain bikes.
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Old 11-15-04, 06:47 PM
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theres this 6 year old that races at my local track and he runs a custom 54t chainwheel w/ a 15t f/w. its insane he hauls so much a**. the most common sprocket used is a 44t and you use a 16t f/w with it. to even the ratio out you usually go down three teeth in the sprocket for every one tooth of the f/w or cog.

44-16, 41-15, 39-14, 36-13, etc...
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Old 11-15-04, 09:07 PM
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that is freaking crazy, kinda hard to beleive, a 54-15, i dunno.......
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