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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 08-25-14, 03:29 PM   #1
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Just made the jump

In response to my "need" for a cheap bike I picked up a Dawes SST. I do a monthly ride that is on craptastic roads with loads of inebriated riders and figured my road bike wouldn't take a collision too well. In consideration of that to my wallet, as well as the real possibility to theft I picked up a cheapy new bike instead of dealing with some vintage conversion. Been there, done that for the wife...lost my shirt and will consider BD for any of those type needs again.

I have a question concerning the gearing. Due to my physical situation as well as the average pace of this ride I would be interested in knowing what would be the easiest way to get as close as I can to something around 45 gear inches for the bike?
Comes at the ballpark of 70, and the lowest chain ring I have found in a quick search is 40T. I see mention of larger rear rings, but not specific mention of a freewheel. Is it possible to find freewheel larger than 16T?
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Old 08-25-14, 03:38 PM   #2
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a quick google search turned this up... I have no idea if this is a quality freewheel or not but it does come in sizings up to 22T

ACS Crossfire Freewheel - Outside Outfitters
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I believe I got 21t and 22t freewheels from

check it out: Singlespeed Bicycle Headquarters-Harris Cyclery-One Speed Specialists
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