Re: [CR] Dumb gearing question

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Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2006 19:52:21 -0500 (EST)
From: "Brian" <>
Subject: Re: [CR] Dumb gearing question
To: Classic Rendezvous <>


To add to Ted's reply..

Corncobs = or called straight blocks and were typically 6 gears 13,14,15,16, 17 & 18. Coupled with either a 53/42 or 54/46 - but there are no hills in Ontario...

Ted.. Believe it was late 79 or 80 for the Mallard block with a 12 cog -

Some of us used to train in Florida in the winter and I seem to remember a hill near Delray Beach & A1A - or was it an intercostal bridge ?

Still have some Mallard 13 - 18 freewheels here.. Well used but nice. If anybody is looking for one of these let me know.

Brian Frank Toronto, OnTAriO Canada

Archive-URL: From: "ternst" <> Subject: Re: [CR] Dumb gearing question Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2006 11:53:22 -0800

Hi chaingang. I agree with Greg adding that by '75 many guys were already riding / racing on 6sp. would have to look up when 12 T cogs came in, but in '75 type time the 6sp for the faster guys would have been 13x21 and 13x23. 13x26 was also prevalent, with the flatland fast boys and time trialers using corn cobs, and often a single front chainwheel. 14's were going out, but the standard bikes were as Greg described them.

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