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
> 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!
> Chuck Brooks
> Malta, NY