[CR]Re: fixed gear gearing


From: DRob697@aol.com
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2003 09:34:16 EST
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
cc: jswan@optonline.net
Subject: [CR]Re: fixed gear gearing

In a message dated 3/17/2003 9:09:21 PM Eastern Standard Time, classicrendezvous-request@bikelist.org writes:
> From: Jamie Swan <jswan@optonline.net>
> To: classicrendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> Subject: [CR]fixed gear gearing?
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> 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.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Jamie: We come from the same generation, and school of thought, and these old legs are notched in @ 42/18 which is perfect for my upright touring Paramount set-up . . My Mondia with dropbars etc has a 44/18 which puts it in the upper 60s which I like, anything bigger, and the old knees really start to feel it . . BTW, , the above Paramount survived the recent crash mentioned in a prev post, , I am still convalescing, and I want to thank everyone for their comments of concern.

regards, ,Tom Roberson, Reston, VA