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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 07-29-08, 07:10 AM   #1
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gear ratios fixed/ss in melbourne

Sorry I know questions on gearing ratios are asked all the time but I'm a newbie to fixed riding and am a little confused, so here they are.... again.... maybe.

I'm currently running a single speed with a 46T ring and 19T freewheel and am spinning out a little too easy. I live in Melbourne so its fairly flat and i'm doing mainly inner city riding. Just about to fit a flip flop hub- free/fixed.
Need some advice on what rear cogs to run on each side. At the moment Im thinking of running a 17t fixed gear and perhaps 16t freewheel.
My cranks are 165mm and Im keeping the 46t ring.

Any advice would be great, especially from anyone who's ridden in Melbourne. thanks
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Old 07-29-08, 08:02 AM   #2
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I run 47/17 and find it just about right. 46/17 is a good ratio for fixed in Melbourne CBD.
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