What gear range do you use.

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What gear range do you use.

Postby whoof » 4 Jan 2018, 2:03pm

I was looking through my bikes and their relative gears and made a list. Just wondered what others were using?

Bike / Low (inches) / High(inches)
Touring 20 / 89
Commuting 25 / 125 (I know)
Winter weekend 28 / 110
Summer weekend 38 / 116
Bike I keep in Cornwall 41/110

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Re: What gear range do you use.

Postby brynpoeth » 4 Jan 2018, 2:12pm

Gillott fixed
59/59

41 seems a bit high, is Cornwall less hilly than home?

80 top is quite enough for me :wink:
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Re: What gear range do you use.

Postby Mick F » 4 Jan 2018, 2:16pm

Mercian 116/24
Moulton 135/16
When I modified the Chopper for JOGLE, it was 78/22
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Re: What gear range do you use.

Postby gaz » 4 Jan 2018, 2:33pm

Tourer 29/73
Commuter 27/108
Tandem 24/108
Folder ?/?

Although that's more a case of what they have than what I use, especially the commuter.
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Re: What gear range do you use.

Postby Boring_Username » 4 Jan 2018, 3:03pm

On fixed, I have three gears:

- sitting
- standing
- walking

I find that range sufficient.

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Re: What gear range do you use.

Postby PeterBL » 4 Jan 2018, 3:11pm

Commuter: 31-102. I can easily go lower by changing cassette, should I take it somewhere hilly.

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Re: What gear range do you use.

Postby whoof » 4 Jan 2018, 3:21pm

brynpoeth wrote:
41 seems a bit high, is Cornwall less hilly than home?



No, there's loads of hills many of them pretty steep, although nothing very long as the highest point in the county is only 420m high. I bought a compact chainset and a longer cage rear mech about 5 years ago so I could put on a wider cassette but have never got around to fitting them. I'll probably leave it until I start to find the current gearing hard going.

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Re: What gear range do you use.

Postby Tigerbiten » 4 Jan 2018, 3:38pm

Low:- 9.4" -> High 176.2"

I win ....... :D

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Re: What gear range do you use.

Postby tatanab » 4 Jan 2018, 3:39pm

7 machines. All 6 on gears have the range 24-92 whether it is on a triple based on 8 speed or an Alpine double based on 10 speed: the fixed wheel is 64.

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Re: What gear range do you use.

Postby brynpoeth » 4 Jan 2018, 3:41pm

Tigerbiten wrote:Low:- 9.4" -> High 176.2"

I win ....... :D


Not yet :wink:
What is your minimum speed?
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Re: What gear range do you use.

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 4 Jan 2018, 3:52pm

Hi,
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Re: What gear range do you use.

Postby Tigerbiten » 4 Jan 2018, 3:54pm

brynpoeth wrote:
Tigerbiten wrote:Low:- 9.4" -> High 176.2"

I win ....... :D


Not yet :wink:
What is your minimum speed?


It's a bent trike so 0 mph is so easy, I can just sit there while clipped in ........ :lol:
It's also the reason I get away with the silly high and low gears

Rolling backwards is more 'fun' because I tend to jackknife the trailer in a few yards ........... :cry:

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Re: What gear range do you use.

Postby brynpoeth » 4 Jan 2018, 3:56pm

Tigerbiten wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:
Tigerbiten wrote:Low:- 9.4" -> High 176.2"

I win ....... :D


Not yet :wink:
What is your minimum speed?


It's a bent trike so 0 mph is so easy, I can just sit there while clipped in ........ :lol:
It's also the reason I get away with the silly high and low gears

Rolling backwards is more 'fun' because I tend to jackknife the trailer in a few yards ........... :cry:


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Re: What gear range do you use.

Postby old_windbag » 4 Jan 2018, 4:59pm

whoof wrote:Bike I keep in Cornwall 41/110


Sir Chris Hoy is on the forum :lol: .

On another thread someone said the were wary of cycling scotland due to the close contours. But when I went around it the hills varied from long drags to perhaps 10-12%. Cornwall on the other hand seemed to have some very severe gradients( 1 in 4 or 1 in 5 ) following the coast like the fingers of an outstretched hand you'd drop into a place then have a seriously steep climb out. So 41 inches as lowest gear is very worthy of respect.

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Re: What gear range do you use.

Postby kwackers » 4 Jan 2018, 5:04pm

Is it OK to say I haven't a clue and probably don't care? (Should I revoke my forum membership?)