Re: [CR] Proper cyclocross gearing for the Mondia?


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Date: Thu, 7 May 2009 07:59:11 -0400
From: Jonathanadamgree <jonathanadamgree@aol.com>
To: John Siemsen <velorosso@flash.net>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Subject: Re: [CR] Proper cyclocross gearing for the Mondia?


John,

If you're gonna just ride the bike then gear it like you would a road bike. If I were going to set it up like a race bike I'd use a single 42 in the front with a 13-26 in the back. For a few more options a 42-46 in front would be ok too.

Jonathan Greene Oviedo FL

In a message dated 05/06/09 16:24:41 Eastern Daylight Time, velorosso@flash.net writes:

Equipping this 1982 Mondia cyclocross frame on shown on CR:

http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Switzerland/mondia/Mondia_E_Elman_1.htm

The frame came to me via Larry Meyers, via Matt Gorski? via Eric Elman?

Building with circa 1979 Nuovo Record components, Weinmann cantilevers (rebranded Mafac's I believe), Cinelli bar/stem, Turbo Speciale saddle.

Question for the list - is there a typical gearing for cyclocross? Chainring size? Gear range?

John Siemsen
Portland, Oregon