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Old 03-14-07, 10:54 PM
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SF riderz

What gears you runnin?
Looking like my new home is gonna be there real soon.

I know you got skillz wit hillz.
Tokyo has hills but nothing too hardcore that you cant easily avoid.
47/16 is what i like now, for here.
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Old 03-14-07, 10:56 PM
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Old 03-14-07, 10:57 PM
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same as scott. most people are low 70s
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Old 03-14-07, 11:04 PM
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Originally Posted by onetwentyeight
same as scott. most people are low 70s

cool thanks..i may go up to a 17 tooth cog. Or at least try it.
Scott will hate me but i aint gots brakes.
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Old 03-14-07, 11:05 PM
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sfbike.org has a map that shoes you the grade on all of the streets this is a great tool for learning where it is flat or not

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Old 03-14-07, 11:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Retem
sfbike.org has a map that shoes you the grade on all of the streets this is a great tool for learning where it is flat or not

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Ah yeah..i think ive seen that. Its great.
I actually went to school there but havent been there in 5 years.
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up until a month or so ago i was unaware of the wigle

i always rode up and down fulton
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Old 03-14-07, 11:10 PM
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yeah they send you one if you donate 5 bucks hey its worth it your supporting biking and you knees in one fel swoop
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Old 03-14-07, 11:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Retem
yeah they send you one if you donate 5 bucks hey its worth it your supporting biking and you knees in one fel swoop
Yeah for sure.
Ahh..itll be nice to be in a city where all the streets have ****ing names.
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Old 03-14-07, 11:35 PM
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and where they sper engrish well and the bikes fit your proper right?
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currently at 49x19 its almost perfect. before that it was 49x15 which was fun but kind of stupid. before that it was 44x16 which is MORE ********. you spin out on the damned flats. but then again, i know some cats who run something close to that and never seems to spin out. i would go with the gear that fits the hill your house is on.
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Old 03-14-07, 11:43 PM
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They speak english there now? Moving on up, it seems
Thanks for the comments. I want to get my stuff here before i move cause i know ill get raped on all the good stuff back in the land of the free.
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I run 42/16 if it helps but I am also trainning myself to be more efficient
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Originally Posted by Retem
I run 42/16 if it helps but I am also trainning myself to be more efficient
Whaa!? Top speed 14mph?
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retem gets paid by the minute
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Old 03-15-07, 12:16 AM
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46x17 on the kiyo
45x16 on the new bike
spin spin spin.

Hills here are not hard once you get used to them. Neither of my daily-rides has a handbrake and I ride up Mt. Davidson at least three times a week. I say F the bikecoalition map and just learn a few of the more standard routes from locals and then explore for yourself. Muni-map is nice, very detailed, and without the mental-blocking powers of the grade-shadings. If you depend on a map to tell you where you can and can't go what will happen when you are without the map? Get on the sf forum when you get here and you won't have to deal with the scrum of nonsense bikeforums seems to have become. There are tons of us on there and we do a lot of hanging out...

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Old 03-15-07, 12:23 AM
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nah thats my winter bike actually I top out around 20 I am pushing it more and more
my other bikes have higher gears when the weather is clear for mor ethan a week or two I wil probably get a 15 or a 14 for the rear or throw my 52 on the front who knows
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48-17 on the old bike
43-20 on the new post ACL tear bike (freewheel)
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Thanks for all the info. I think ill buy a few cogs and couple other gears before i leave. Give myself a few choices and can mess around some.
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48 17 for me too.
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46x16 here.
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Hills...no one in SF rides hills. It is called the wiggle. More kids goin to SF...watch out the scene kind of divided at the moment. It is a dog-eat dog world.
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Originally Posted by juvi-kyle
Hills...no one in SF rides hills.
Why are you hiding under a blanket of lies?!
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