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hey dude i just took a one question...how much your gear ratio and then reason you taking this ratio.thx
   
September 13, 2011 01:50 PM
all between 2,6 and 3
   
September 14, 2011 12:55 PM
strange
From: Germany
201 posts
34 bikes
Here is the chart i use to see the skid patch for the ratio i use. Which is 48/20-48/17
http://rideyourbike.com/images/skidspots.jpg
   
October 7, 2011 05:55 PM
Earl
From: chico ca
2 posts
6 bikes
I ran 50x17 over the summer, but recently geared down to 50x18 or 19 for the upcoming windy/cold weather, and to practice spinning at a higher cadence.
   
October 10, 2011 01:37 AM
joeangelo
From: North America
5 posts
3 bikes
48x17 Fixed. Easy for all around street riding and 17 skid spots. Planning to move up to 49x17 though so I can have 34 skid spots with my ambi. skidding <3
   
October 12, 2011 01:55 AM
richardg
From: San Mateo (SF Bay Area)
315 posts
3 bikes
im running 53x16 on my track bike
   
October 12, 2011 06:23 AM
i'm running 52x15 in my track bike and we're breakless . :)
   
October 12, 2011 06:41 AM
GoodyBike
From: jakarta - INDONESIA
2 posts
2 bikes
okey sir.nice ratio...i know use 53 x 15,16,17 for daily use and fixed gear event is fast//but using 48 17 always fast for me
   
October 13, 2011 09:06 AM
I only ride 52x13. Good enough for all the dudes in MASH, good enough for me.
   
October 18, 2011 07:38 AM
52-13 its use for velodrome i think -__-
   
October 18, 2011 10:52 AM
nope, streets n nobr akes.
   
October 18, 2011 11:33 PM
50x18, for real.
   
October 21, 2011 09:06 PM
   
October 24, 2011 06:17 PM
neimad
From: paris
2 posts
2 bikes
I ride 46x18, so I end up spinning a lot. Seattle's pretty hilly though, so anything tougher really hurts my knees.
   
October 24, 2011 07:22 PM
Coomer
From: Seattle, WA
97 posts
23 bikes
I already tried 36-19, 46-19. 46-17, 50-17, 52-17 & the last one 48-17 with my past FG bike. IMO the best one for me was 50-17 but still might wanna try with 47-15 or 49-17 with my new FG bike (coming soon) :D
   
October 27, 2011 08:54 PM
hmdns
From: Jakarta, Indonesia
8 posts
5 bikes
lol at everyone with super big gearing. Not even track racers ride that tall.
   
October 30, 2011 04:02 AM
Benson
From: New York City
134 posts
22 bikes
went from 46-17 to 42-17 back to 46-17 atm and probably gonna stay like that. anything past mid-high 70 gear inches is ridiculous IMO
   
October 30, 2011 05:42 AM
On the street ofcourse. For the track go as high as you can
   
October 31, 2011 03:57 AM
^^^^^^^^ False!
   
October 31, 2011 04:42 AM
Benson
From: New York City
134 posts
22 bikes
Why? :(((
   
October 31, 2011 05:06 AM
cause it depends what race you are doing on track...sprint..long distance...

well..it may be useful to put a small ratio on the bike for training purpose.

on the other hand, on the track you need a big ratio if you run fast, cause otherwise the bike starts shaking...
   
October 31, 2011 11:31 AM
strange
From: Germany
201 posts
34 bikes
50-17 best or not?
   
November 1, 2011 04:45 PM
It depends where you're riding, what you're riding, how strong you are, etc.
   
November 1, 2011 10:50 PM
I already ran 32-14/16/18, 36-14/16/18, 44-14/16/18, 48-16/18, and 52-17 on my fixed gear, from trick to track :)
i will try 48-15 and 48-17 soon..
   
November 7, 2011 03:46 PM
tian
From: Yogyakarta Indonesia
1 post
4 bikes
When do you guys consider the gearing to be high/medium/low for a fixed gear? Just wondering.
   
November 7, 2011 11:09 PM
richardg
From: San Mateo (SF Bay Area)
315 posts
3 bikes

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