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Posted By bark_eater

Thank you all for the thoughts. I'm hoping to try...

Thank you all for the thoughts. I'm hoping to try a number of different set ups. As the bike is still a pile of parts I haven't found out whether I need to go with shorter 165mm cranks with the 650b....
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Posted By bark_eater

Well there's something you dont see every...

Well there's something you dont see every day.....

https://www.lionsroar.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/mahakasyapa-smiling-at-the-lotus-flower-1897-Cropped-1200x675-cropped.jpg
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Posted By bark_eater

I've got 46/36/26 with a 11-28 on my 700x38...

I've got 46/36/26 with a 11-28 on my 700x38 touring bike. I have to remind myself to us the 46t ring to keep from wearing out the 36T. Its got pretty upright seating, and a heavy wheelset, but I feel...
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Posted By bark_eater

Well I'm back at it with the gearing puzzles, and...

Well I'm back at it with the gearing puzzles, and having started another thread over the summer:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1204428-50-34t-compact-double-6-speed-freewheels.html
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Posted By bark_eater

I can admit to staring at the gear calculator a...

I can admit to staring at the gear calculator a bit to much. A couple of the combinations had an exact match at around 70 gear inches. That seemed like a good spot to be able to shift between chain...
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Posted By bark_eater

The two options I'm considering based on time,...

The two options I'm considering based on time, money and parts bin are to buy a 38t 130bdc chainring and scrounge a round 52t from another bike. that would give a range of 36.6 to 100 gear inches.
I...
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Posted By bark_eater

The bike is set up with 52 and 40 130BCD Biopace...

The bike is set up with 52 and 40 130BCD Biopace chainrings and a 14-28 6 speed free wheel. I've a low mileage Suntour Superb 14-30 on top of the pile and couple more of unknown history buried in...
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Posted By bark_eater

I got as far as getting my bike off the ceiling...

I got as far as getting my bike off the ceiling and onto the stand. It will be another week before I get to overhauling it for the the "Fall Campaign".Hopefully I will get out in the shop this week...
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Posted By bark_eater

Gearing choices for 6 and 7 speeds?

I'm looking to do some longer rides on a couple of 6 and 7 speed classics. Locally I have variety of flatland century's to start off with. After that the DC Randonneurs brevets are the closest...
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