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  • Ride a 48:16. Seems to suit what I need. Can power it on the straights and as normally get a good run up, can push over the hills. Legs are learning to cope.

  • 42:14 but still trying to work out what is best for me as I think I may suffer a bit on the hills until my legs get stronger ;o))

  • 42:14 but still trying to work out what is best for me as I think I may suffer a bit on the hills until my legs get stronger ;o))

    42:14 is really high, your suffering now!

  • you could try 42:16 its a good starter gear.

  • someone told me 46:18 is good, as is 42:16

  • 48:19 end of.

  • http://n2.nabble.com/file/n4877/gearing_¬≠denny.jpg

    This is usefull, Skid patch's too, work out a good ratio that save's you money on tyres.

  • fuck that, why bother trying to save money on tyres if youre gonna engage in a wasteful activity such as skidding.

  • ^+1, shredding through a whole tyre at the alleycat has made me go singlespeed.

  • changed from 42-16 which was making me feel like a cartoon character on the downhill, 42-15 made the difference, unfortunately can't get the chain length right now so wheel is a wee bit far forward in the dropouts.HMm.

  • I haz half links if you need.

  • Sounds great, didn't know about them, just looked em up. are they 1/8th? I need normal 3/32, or whatever the actual numbers are.

  • yep, 1/8.

  • arse. There seem to be some on ebay though.

  • went 48/17 temporarily, fast as hell but not so fun uphill, doable but i like my knees so i switched to 46/17 which im riding now.

    really nice gear, so nice that i forgot to tighten the chainring bolts after putting them on snug and realised on the train down to london that 2 out of 5 bolts had come off?!

    might go 47/17 or just stick with 46/17...with 5 chainring bolts.

  • got my half link and am loving my 42/15, still thinking a might go for something a little faster still though. . .

  • I'm on 44:16 at the moment and it's only 2 gear inches higher than my old ratio of 48:18 and it bloody hurts. It's well difficult!

  • Going 46 x 17. Was tempted by 46 x 18 for the comedy 69" but figured the extra inches I'll be packing might come in useful...

  • Going 46 x 17. Was tempted by 46 x 18 for the comedy 69" but figured the extra inches I'll be packing might come in useful...

    Don't know if this was meant to a double loaded sentence but it made me laugh. 46/17 is a fun gear.

  • Don't know if this was meant to a double loaded sentence but it made me laugh. 46/17 is a fun gear.

    :)

  • 17 toother arrived today so i took a leap of faith and headed out brakeless after a bit of quality workshop time.

    Not my quickest ever tour to the city centre of cov and back, but certainly alot of fun and a learning experience.

    Bike fit wise i need a longer seat post and stem both, so will be on the lookout.

    Ratio wise it felt spot on, on trouble on any of the ups.

    My knees will be in bits tomorrow i reckon still...

  • I thought my ratio was low - 52/13! Trying to find a replacement chain-wheel of at least 72, but having extreme difficulty. Both my bikes are same gearing, just different wheel sizes, 700c (20mm) and 27" x 1.25". I used to use 72/12 on 27" rims a few years ago and want to get back to that sort of ratio.

  • On 46x17, good for city riding, but am tempted by something a bit faster...

  • 45/18 (gi 65.7) short cranks and spin to win. My knees alway feel sore riding anyhting with over 165, but then that could be poor saddle setup. got me up ditchling, but then i'm 'ardcore, or something.

    Shorter cranks work better for spinning, as you have to move your feet a smaller radius or something..

  • loving my mini gears, 36-13.

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