[CR]gear question, second request

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To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: marcus.e.helman@gm.com
Date: Fri, 7 May 2004 11:34:16 -0400
Subject: [CR]gear question, second request

Oh wise ones,

A little while ago I posted asking about gearing theory. No one answered. I know you were all at Cirque, but I could have just dug a hole and whispered my question into it. Here goes again.

I get the concept of setting things up so that there is not much duplication, but I have questions.

How much difference is noticeable? I can imagine setting it up so that the steps are good, but I have to shift both front and rear each time. Can this be avoided? Does it make sense to set up a reasonable progression for the big ring, and the small ring, and not get hung up on avoiding duplication? What is half-step gearing? Is there such a thing as whole-step gearing? Is there a written source on all this?

Marcus Helman
Huntington Woods, MI