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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)
View Poll Results: Gear Inches
<50
4
1.38%
50-54
1
0.35%
55-59
3
1.04%
60-64
20
6.92%
65-69
53
18.34%
70-74
104
35.99%
75-79
67
23.18%
80-84
24
8.30%
85-89
7
2.42%
>90
6
2.08%
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What Gear Ratio Are You Riding?

Old 05-04-11, 03:06 PM
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What Gear Ratio Are You Riding?

Here is a gear inch calculator: https://cycleseven.org/bicycle-gear-inch-calculator
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Old 05-04-11, 03:10 PM
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I'm running a 49x15 on a standard 700x23c which comes out to 85.78 gear inches.
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Old 05-04-11, 03:14 PM
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75 inches, 46x16
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Old 05-04-11, 03:15 PM
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48x19 ~ 67 GI on the TET.

Spinning is fun.

Sometimes I'll run 48x17 ~ 74 GI for the longer rides.

48x18 on the Kilo, and I'm thinking 44x18 SS for the Motobecane whenever I decide to build it up again...

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Old 05-04-11, 03:17 PM
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48x19 for me, 48x17/18 for my gf's single speed.
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Old 05-04-11, 03:26 PM
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46 X 16

75.50 gear inches

6.025 metres of development, gain ratio = 5.477
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48x16, 78.78 gear inches
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48/19 = 66.6 (hail Satan) on the 722

47/17 = 74.0 on the 725

44/18 = 66.0 on the Raleigh beater
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46/15 for. 80 gear inches
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48/18, I started out higher and then gradually came down.
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48/15 ftw. In VA beach there are no hills.
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46/17. 71 gear inches.
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114 on one
72 on the other

guess which one is for flat cities
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52x19. Who's got a big chain ring? This guy.
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48x17 = 74.5 gear inches. I am able to get up just about any hill around town.
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48x19 = santan
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48/15 - fuji track pro
35/15 - beater raleigh
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62 to 72 gi on the road
76 to 92 gi on the track
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114 on one
72 on the other

guess which one is for flat cities
Picture of 114 GI?
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48x17 because FL has no hills.
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48x17 in BOS.
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Another 46x16 here. Fast enough for flat areas, but easy enough for LA's hilly parts.
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56/21, about 70GI.
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I tried the sram 53tooth ring on my hour. Oh god.
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currently 42x19. it's goooood
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