[CR]Fixed gear gearing

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Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2003 14:18:03 -0800
Thread-Topic: Fixed gear gearing
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From: "Craig Fenstermaker" <cfenstermaker@cryocor.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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.

Craig replies 42 X 16 which often seems too much on my hilly commute. Anyone got a 3/32" 17 cog for sale?

craig g. fenstermaker c/o cryocor inc. 9717 pacific heights blvd. san diego, ca 92121 858.909.2209 voice 858.909.2230 fax