Re: [CR]Dumb gearing question


Example: History:Norris Lockley

Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2006 18:57:10 -0700
From: Doug Van Cleve <dvancleve@gmail.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Dumb gearing question
In-Reply-To: <8.7754432d.30f1ca27@aol.com>
References: <8.7754432d.30f1ca27@aol.com>


Folks,

My 1975 bike is spaced 120mm OLD in back which I assume means 5 speed freewheel. I know I could just shove in a 126mm spaced wheel with no real issues but I don't want to do that. I will have other bikes with plenty more gears... Am I missing something on the 120 spacing?

Doug Van Cleve Chandler, AZ

On 1/7/06, DTSHIFTER@aol.com <DTSHIFTER@aol.com> wrote:
>
> Evening Folks,
>
> Doug Van Cleve asked:
>
> "..... but I am wondering what typical 1975 road bike
> gearing would have been......."
>
> Hmm...My 1971 Peugeot PX-10 was geared: 52/45 in the front and 14/21 (5
> spd);
> My 1973 Raleigh RRA was 52/42 and 13-22 (6 spd); and my 1975 Colnago was
> 53/42 and 13-23 (6 spd).
>
> These days, I'm quite content with 50x34 (Stronglight 99) and 14-26 (5
> spd) -
> and it's hard to find any flat land around these parts!
>
> Cheers,
>
> Chuck Brooks
> Malta, NY