- Singlespeed ratio ,what do you use
Did a ride locally with me marin bolius set at 32/15 twas quite a challenge out our villiage as we live in a black hole in deepest darkest mid wales and each road out involves a 200ft/300ft climb rangeing from 3/4 mile to 2 miles depending on route and decided to go with 32/18 for a start .Posted 6 years ago
Thanks for the response guys ,will post some video’s up when complete and trials ,single brake combo .bikewhispererMember
MTB: was 32/17, but I’ve now been wonkified with a goldtec oval chainring, so 34/17. Might try 34/16 for black park this weekend, at there’s rumours that it’s flat as a pancake!
Road bike: was 42/16 but now it’s a 3 speed with 42/17 middle. Went out on my first ever group ride yesterday, and didn’t get to use gear 1.. 🙁Posted 6 years agobikewhispererMember
It’s a 1986 AW. I rebuilt it recently with new cones and used fox float fluid (all I had! car gear oil would do too) to lube the gears, but marine grease on the bearings. It flies! It was barely worn in though before, so I reckon I’ve still got another few hundred miles to wear it in properly.Posted 6 years ago
You have to get used to the big jumps in the gears though.. Just like singlespeeding, it’s never quite right, but never quite wrong.DISMember
34 – 19 for local wood as quite muddy, lots of tight single track. New forest area 36 – 17 or 16 as quite flat.
gear ratio will depend a lot on fitness, ware you ride and for how long. Start with what you got and change as needed. I find i prefer lower ration during winter compared to summer.
Front and back brake for me.Posted 6 years ago
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