First off,Dale,if this gets too far off the CR rules
just say so --I'll drop it.My original mind set was to
learn to better ride the bikes we like.And I need
that,the best I'll do is a 5speed,so I really need
some work on form.So far my form is two puppies in a
The fixed does seen to help head me in the righ direction,by keeping me on the ride.(or the pedals hit you!)
the bike is pre83 but a real mix of all the parts I could scrap together.
Has a 73 gear inch(what's best?) if I did the math right--47front/18rear,on 700s.The terrain is very gentle rolling,all on paved roads/with a rest stop 5 miles into the ride and a store at the turn.15 miles total.I counted 50 RPMs at the start/dropped off a lot!and I did several brake walk stops at the end.My plan is to build up/not kill my self(and my legs)took just under 2 hours.Hopefully by the time I get the Fothergill or the MacLean finished I can ride them in a better /proper(CR) manner. sam lingo,pleasanton tx
> Enjoyed your fixed gear post.
> How about sharing what gear ratio or front and rear
> tooth combo you're using
> along with average geography or terrain you normally
> ride on.
> That would help a lot of riders / list members who
> are not familiar with
> riding a fixed gear what to expect and whether to
> try it or not.
> Ted Ernst
> Palos Verdes Estates, CA
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