Using shimano 105 set, looking for LOWER gears set!

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Using shimano 105 set, looking for LOWER gears set!

Postby PendingNewName » 12 Aug 2018, 6:51pm

Hey guys, Ive been using shimano 105 set which is great for communiting, but not so great to race IMO

The last gear (11th?) is way to small for me, I need to go heavier 100% sure.

What set or what can I do to get heavier gears than shimano 105 set?

Thanks

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Re: Using shimano 105 set, looking for LOWER gears set!

Postby Ke1th » 12 Aug 2018, 7:09pm

Don't think you can go lower than 11 tooth. Maybe put a bigger front chain ring on.

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Re: Using shimano 105 set, looking for LOWER gears set!

Postby cycleruk » 12 Aug 2018, 7:11pm

"Lower" gears are for climbing hills easier :mrgreen:
By "heavier" I presume you mean "higher" gears so that you can go faster ?
Initially just consider fitting a larger big chain ring. This will entail lifting the front dérailleur to suit.
A cassette with the smallest sprocket available would also help.
Leave getting old to others.

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Re: Using shimano 105 set, looking for LOWER gears set!

Postby Brucey » 12 Aug 2018, 7:18pm

I think that if you were using your 11T properly, you would be doing well over 30mph. You may find that if you do a bit more riding your cadence may improve, if it is a bit low at present.

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Re: Using shimano 105 set, looking for LOWER gears set!

Postby PendingNewName » 12 Aug 2018, 7:28pm

Brucey wrote:I think that if you were using your 11T properly, you would be doing well over 30mph. You may find that if you do a bit more riding your cadence may improve, if it is a bit low at present.

cheers


Hey thanks, yes I see myself "sprinting" on my 11th gear, I know FOR SURE I could go a LOT faster if I had heavier gears.. (which is what Im trying to find)

Thanks all the replies btw...


"A cassette with the smallest sprocket available would also help".. which one?

Also can I get a larger/bigger crank gear?

Thanks

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Re: Using shimano 105 set, looking for LOWER gears set!

Postby PendingNewName » 12 Aug 2018, 7:29pm

PendingNewName wrote:
Brucey wrote:I think that if you were using your 11T properly, you would be doing well over 30mph. You may find that if you do a bit more riding your cadence may improve, if it is a bit low at present.

cheers


Hey thanks, yes I see myself "sprinting" on my 11th gear OFTEN (on a daily basis flat), I know FOR SURE I could go a LOT faster if I had heavier gears.. (which is what Im trying to find)

Thanks all the replies btw...


"A cassette with the smallest sprocket available would also help".. which one?

Also can I get a larger/bigger crank gear?

Thanks

Ke1th
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Re: Using shimano 105 set, looking for LOWER gears set!

Postby Ke1th » 12 Aug 2018, 7:42pm

What size is your crank now?

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Re: Using shimano 105 set, looking for LOWER gears set!

Postby ibbo68 » 12 Aug 2018, 8:01pm

Before starting another thread on how you "know for sure" you can go faster why not return to your original thread and maybe answer the questions there?
You seem to do a bit of bragging about "knowing" you can go faster but so far have offered nothing in terms of proof or answers!
Or maybe you'll leave this thread and start another...... :roll:

Troll-ometer is now reading very high :wink:

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Re: Using shimano 105 set, looking for LOWER gears set!

Postby Graham » 12 Aug 2018, 8:06pm

A duplicate topic has already been binned,

Is this one also a duplicate ??

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Re: Using shimano 105 set, looking for LOWER gears set!

Postby TrevA » 12 Aug 2018, 8:07pm

You can't get smaller than 11 teeth on the cassette on a road bike cassette. You can fit a larger chainring. Most bike come with a 50, 52 or 53 large chainring, you can get ones that go up to 60 teeth or more, which will give you a heavier gear.

But do you need it. Mark Cavendish can do 40+ mph using 53x11. Can you match that? If not, then you need to learn to pedal faster. If you can match it, then perhaps you need to get in touch with British Cycling or Team Sky.

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Re: Using shimano 105 set, looking for LOWER gears set!

Postby ibbo68 » 12 Aug 2018, 8:13pm

Graham wrote:A duplicate topic has already been binned,

Is this one also a duplicate ??

No but the OP has another thread "15 miles everyday for three months and no one can race me anymore" in the On the Road section.
Similar thing,too fast etc etc.
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=124064

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Re: Using shimano 105 set, looking for LOWER gears set!

Postby Graham » 12 Aug 2018, 9:05pm

PendingNewName regrets that he will not be posting on this forum any more.

Some incompatibilities have emerged.

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Re: Using shimano 105 set, looking for LOWER gears set!

Postby fausto99 » 14 Aug 2018, 9:39am

Graham wrote:PendingNewName regrets that he will not be posting on this forum any more.
Some incompatibilities have emerged.

Very tactfully put.

Shame though, I'll have to look elsewhere for entertainment.... :lol: :lol: :lol: