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Old 08-27-11, 07:16 AM   #1
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what gear inches range is good?

current riding a single speed. my gear inches is about 65 right now, it is too low. I am planning to get a new freewheel and that will bring it up to 75. is it still too low? toronto is flat, hills are no problems. should i try in the 85 to 90 gear inches range?
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That's a question that only you can answer.

The good news is that single speed freewheels are reasonably priced so making a mistake isn't too costly. I'd go down one tooth from what you have now. If you find that's still too low, buy a new freewneel that's a tooth smaller yet. At some point you'll find that you also have to shorten your chain.
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And, it's not just hills; accelerating from a stop and urban riding..big gears mean standing.

Mid-70s are good for me.
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