RE: [CR]fixed gear gearing?

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From: "Rodd Heino" <rodheino@sympatico.ca>
To: "classicrendezvous" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: RE: [CR]fixed gear gearing?
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2003 20:38:07 -0500
In-Reply-To: <3E766134.BB5F38E3@optonline.net>


42x16 for me Seems just right Get's me up all the hills I need to get up around here, doesn't freak me out on the way down (Though I run a front brake)

rodd who just rid 40 km to work and back on his fixie

-----Original Message----- From: classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org [mailto:classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org]On Behalf Of Jamie Swan Sent: March 17, 2003 6:59 PM To: classicrendezvous Subject: [CR]fixed gear gearing?

In this recent thread regarding stopping fixed gear bikes several people have mentioned their choice of gearing for road use. It sounds like everyone is using a higher gear then me. I started using a fixed wheel for road riding in about 1973. The old timers that coached us advocated a 63" gear (42x18). I've stuck with that through my 14 year racing career and the 16 years since. What do you guys ride?

Jamie Swan - Northport, N.Y.