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What is your gear ratio?

Old 04-28-10, 07:34 PM
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What is your gear ratio?

Hi!

Just a simple curious polling of different people's ratios.

i ride the generic 46/16
have a cheapo 44t chainring i swop every now and then...
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Old 04-28-10, 07:43 PM
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Currently 42 x 16 on my FG and 52 x 20 on my SS. I've got a Surly Steamroller on order that comes with 47 x 19 fixed, and will probably not change it.
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Old 04-28-10, 07:44 PM
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Used to ride 48/17 (74.2 GI)
now riding 48/18 (70.1 GI)

I kind of liked 48/17 better. Might go back to that.
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Old 04-28-10, 07:55 PM
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46x17.. planning on 49x19 or something like that later.
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Depends on which bike I ride; but most commonly 46/17 and 48/17 on my pcept and vigorelli (75's&zen's& either DA or EAI cog); 17 helps save my tires by providing an abundant 17 skid patches; but I also have set ups at 42/16; 52/14 (I use a brake with this one )
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Old 04-28-10, 08:50 PM
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Old 04-28-10, 09:10 PM
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46/17 --- Easy pedaling/tricking. =p
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Old 04-28-10, 09:33 PM
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46:17
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Old 04-28-10, 09:52 PM
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47/16 pure joy
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Old 04-28-10, 09:55 PM
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52x13
is this CJ??
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Old 04-28-10, 10:29 PM
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I don't see why you need such high ratio on the street...are you running brakes?
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Old 04-28-10, 10:48 PM
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Looking to put a 44/17 (69.9 gear inches) or 44/18 (66.0 gear inches) on the bike I'm building up now. It's an unusual build, though, so I have slightly different needs. Regardless, I like small gears.
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Been riding the stock 48:16. Recently rode 35+ miles for the first time and it worked fine for me. Still gonna try a lower ratio soon though...
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Old 04-29-10, 12:20 AM
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47:17 currently. Im awaiting a 18t cog though.
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Old 04-29-10, 01:22 AM
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42X17 commuter (64.9 GI) which is awesome for going up hills with a fully loaded (huge ass) backpack. It's also really good for killing my old road bike tires on the hills of SF after I get new ones ( in the form of epic skiddzz).

50X15 track (87.6 GI) for tail gunning like a mofo

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Old 04-29-10, 01:52 AM
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Old 04-29-10, 02:07 AM
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48x16, thinking about trying 48x17 soon.
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Everyday commuter: 46/17
Polo bike: 42/19 That makes spinning down hills really fun.
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Old 04-29-10, 02:11 AM
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used to ride 48x17,
now ride 54x17
for super flat davis, ca.
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Old 04-29-10, 04:56 AM
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48x16 fixed
48x18 SS

i want to change that 16t for a 19t just for fun, i'm not all about street cred high gear ratio numbers, i can do the 16t fine but it's no good when the wind is gusting 40 mph
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Old 04-29-10, 05:06 AM
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48/20 on my Premium Brew (brakeless)

48/18 on my Madison (w/ brake)
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44-16 on my Raleigh
52-16 on my Peugeot "speed yacht"
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